The on-again, off-again debate between U.S. 4th Congressional District Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, and his Democratic challenger Marsha Folsom of Cullman is on again. Mrs. Folsom, wife of former Gov. Jim Folsom, said Tuesday afternoon she has accepted the Christian Coalition of Alabama’s invitation to appear with Aderholt at a forum-debate, if a date can be worked out. Mrs. Folsom had previously turned down the invitation because the Coalition denied her request that the panel asking the questions be made up of journalists.
The people of the 4th District have a right to hear us debate the issues. Aderholt’s campaign over the weekend notified Mrs. Folsom that he would debate her in an event sponsored by The Gadsden Times if cheap conveyancing sydney she would agree to appear at the Christian Coalition’s forum-debate Oct. 26. On Tuesday, Mrs. Folsom notified Aderholt and the Coalition that she would agree to the arrangement if the Oct. 26 date is changed.
Alabama Christian Coalition of Alabama President John Giles said today that he will get with other officials of his organization this week to work out a date that will be agreeable to both parties.
Aderholt’s campaign manager, Hood Harris of Courtland, said, “We’re thrilled that she has done an about-face on this. We’ll be getting with her people and also work out the plans for the debate planned by The Gadsden Times,
This will give us two events to meet together with the public. A spokesman for The Gadsden Times said today that someone from the newspaper will meet with representatives from both campaigns and set up a date for a debate later this month The district is composed of 14 North Alabama counties, including most of Lawrence County and all of Cullman County.
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