Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress confirmed that due to Congressional schedule changes, Allen West will participate in a candidate forum with Democrat nominee Patrick Murphy hosted by The League of Women Voters of St. Lucie County. The forum will be held at the St. Lucie County Commissioners Chamber at 2300 Virginia Avenue in Ft. Pierce on Thursday, October 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It is open to the public.
“Though Patrick Murphy continues to duck real debates, I am pleased voters will have the opportunity to finally compare the candidates on substance. I have been calling for multiple debates since August and while this isn’t a debate, at least it is an opportunity for voters to hear from both candidates. I hope Patrick Murphy still decides to attend,” said Allen West.
According to Allen West for Congress campaign manager Tim Edson, “We can only imagine the fear and anxiety coming from Patrick Murphy’s campaign now that we have accepted the invitation to participate in the League of Women Voters forum next week. Patrick Murphy has done everything he possibly can to avoid actually facing voters and defending his positions on the failed economic policies of Obama and Pelosi, but that ends on Thursday.
Murphy’s entire campaign has consisted of racist smears, lies and every poll-tested talking point you would expect to hear from a politician. We know Patrick Murphy is too ignorant to talk about the issues and defend his support for Obamacare and its $700 billion cut to Medicare. We know Murphy’s family business profited from the failed stimulus, brought in foreign workers to do the jobs of Americans, and is named in a class action lawsuit for installing dangerous Chinese drywall. Taken together with the latest revelation that Patrick Murphy was arrested for public intoxication and possession of stolen property after being thrown out of a South Beach Miami nightclub for fighting and verbally assaulting police officers, it becomes increasing clear why Murphy wants to hide.
Without the protection of his father’s millions and left-wing Super PACs, voters will finally be able to see Patrick Murphy for who he really is: the emptiest of empty suits. Will Murphy show, or will he run and hide?”