(Houston – TX) – Five days after mayoral candidate Ben Hall sent a hand-delivered letter to Mayor Annise Parker calling for six debates, she has still not accepted.
Parker announced yesterday she only wanted to do one debate. A month ago, she told Hall she would not debate him at all.
“We’re not surprised,” said Hall spokesman Mark Sanders. “We still want to hold six televised debates so the people of Houston can make an informed decision when they go to the polls.”
Hall proposed three televised debates be held after Labor Day but prior to the start of early voting and three additional televised debates after the start of early voting and before the November election.
Sanders said just hours after Hall’s challenge television stations expressed an interest in carrying the debates live.
“The people want to see multiple debates and the stations want to cover them,” Sanders said. “We’re ready, and after 16 years on the public’s payroll she should be ready as well.”