White Campaign Responds to Debate Request
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Murfreesboro, TN -- June 12, 2012 -- We have received our opponent’s request for a debate. As Dawn White’s campaign manager, my response is below.
“Dawn White believes candidates should personally make an effort to take their messages directly to the voters, and she is doing exactly that. To learn about a candidate, voters should not have to attend a staged event where they will only hear rehearsed political rhetoric and canned answers.
Dawn White is working hard to share her message of economic growth and opportunity, education reform and smaller, smarter government with residents of the 37th District. She has already personally reached out to thousands of voters, and is committed to personally meeting every voter she possibly can during this race to hear their concerns and earn their support. Through her personal work ethic, Dawn has shown that she will be a true representative of the people who will work tirelessly on their behalf.
I understand Mr. Garvin’s need to garner free publicity and to attempt to prove himself as a Republican. On several occasions, Richard Garvin has publicly stated that he voted for Barack Obama. In fact, he had never even voted in a Republican primary until after he declared his candidacy for this very seat just a few short months ago. The Republican nominee should be someone who will make decisions using common sense and conservative principles. I seriously question Mr. Garvin’s credibility as a conservative. No one who has truly been a conservative for years as our opponent claims to have been would ever have considered voting for Barack Obama.
Dawn White is a lifelong conservative Republican who has worked to support conservative principles and candidates for years. Candidates should be judged by their records and actions, not just by their words. Dawn White is the only conservative in this race. For these reasons, Dawn will not be debating Mr. Garvin. Dawn looks forward to participating in the traditional televised League of Women Voters forum in the fall if she is the Republican nominee.”
- Amelia King Bozeman