Why is Bob Latta Afraid to Talk About His Record?
Perrysburg, OH – President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred on the debate floor Wednesday evening at the University of Denver, each offering their plan to rebuild the nation’s economy, improve America’s health care system, and create more opportunities for middle class families.
Meanwhile, in Ohio’s newly competitive Fifth U.S. Congressional District, challenger Angela Zimmann is continuing to call on her opponent, incumbent Congressman Bob Latta, to provide Northwest Ohio voters similar opportunities to see the candidates engage in public debates.
“We can all agree that one major takeaway from last night’s debate is that public discourse matters in elections. Anyone seeking elected office has the responsibility of giving the people a chance to see their candidates discuss and openly debate the issues that voters care about,” Zimmann said.
“It’s what democracy relies on and what the Founding Fathers expected from our representatives.”
Zimmann’s debate challenge, which was sent to Congressman Latta in a certified letter, has remained unanswered for more than 41 days now, leaving voters to question how long Congressman ‘Silent’ Bob Latta will continue to dodge his opponent.
“Congress is the people’s house, and the people deserve the opportunity to engage with candidates before making their decisions at the ballot box,” Zimmann added.
Zimmann is scheduled to attend several candidate forums leading up to the Nov. 6 election and has also agreed to several invitations for congressional debates. However, without any confirmed acceptance from Congressman Latta, there remains no scheduled debate between the two candidates.