Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Gillespie is adding more debates to his schedule, accepting three more invitations from the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce on October 7, the Virginia Bar Association on July 26, and a debate co-sponsored by the chambers of commerce from Loudoun County, Greater Reston, Prince William, and Fredericksburg. A mid-September date is being sought for that debate.
The latest are in addition to the previously-agreed to “People’s Debate” on October 13 co-sponsored by the AARP and the League of Women Voters, and a debate proposed by the Danville Register & Bee (no date provided).
Senator Mark Warner has agreed to the Virginia Bar Association debate.
In announcing the latest dates, Ed Gillespie noted:
“These debates will provide Virginians a chance to hear directly from Mark Warner and me about our policies and visions for the future. This past weekend, Senator Warner said he makes time for 15 fundraisers a week. Surely he can also find time to debate issues important to Virginia. My agenda for economic growth and job creation is a sharp contrast to Mark Warner’s record of voting for job-killing policies in lockstep with President Obama.”
It will be a busy election season for both candidates.