July 15, 2020
The Honorable Sara Gideon
South Freeport, Maine
c/o Maeve Coyle
Dear Speaker Gideon:
I want to congratulate you on becoming the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, and welcome you to the campaign.
Earlier today, your campaign spokesperson distributed a press release calling for five debates.
While I share the sentiment outlined in your press release that Mainers deserve the opportunity to compare us directly before they decide how they'll vote, I believe five debates is far too limited a schedule for such an important race.
To that end, I propose that we have 16 live, televised, in-person debates, one in each of Maine's counties. Let’s have the first one tonight.
Again, congratulations on your primary victory. I look forward to an open and accessible discussion with you about the future of our state and nation, and I hope to see you in person this evening.