GOP Candidates Husted, DeWine To Skip City Club of Cleveland Debates

You can view the schedule either at the City Club site, this list from Ohio.com or after the jump.  Note that two of the Republican statewide candidates, Jon Husted and Mike DeWine, have both decline to participate, and Tom Ganley is listed as only having been invited. Additionally, on the City Club page, only Ohio Treasurere and Democratic candidate for re-election Kevin Boyce’s name appears here and it’s in bold here – making me think that his GOP opponent and my outgoing state representative, Josh Mandel, may skip his debate also (neither he nor a surrogate for him showed up in an open forum last night at the Pepper Pike Civic League).

I don’t know about you, but I hate when that happens.  No excuse. As for the governor’s race, which has seen Gov. Ted Strickland catching up to John Kasich for days and now is being shown as leading, it doesn’t appear that John Kasich has spoken at the City Club since 2009 – can that be right?  Ohio Governor Ted Strickland last appeared on June 24, 2010.
Wednesday, September 29 – noon: Ohio Secretary of State. Jon A. Husted (declined to participate) v. Maryellen O’Shaughnessy. Tickets: $15/$25.

Monday, October 4 – noon: Ohio Attorney General: Richard Cordray v. Mike DeWine (declined to participate). Tickets: $15/$25

Wednesday, October 6 – noon: Debate: Treasurer of the State of Ohio: Kevin L. Boyce v. Josh Mandel. Tickets: $15/$25

Friday, October 8 – 11:30am: SF: Debate: U.S. Senate candidates: Lee Fisher v. Rob Portman. In collaboration with Ohio Newspaper Organization and ideastream. Sponsored by Sisters of Charity Health System. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 777 St. Clair Ave.

Tuesday, October 12 – noon: Debate: Ohio’s 10th Congressional District. Peter J. Corrigan v. Dennis J. Kucinich. Tickets: $15/$25.

Wednesday, October 13 – noon: Debate: Candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive: Matt Dolan, Edward Fitzgerald, Ken Lanci and Tim McCormack. Tickets: $15/$25.

Thursday, October 14 – 7:30AM-9:30AM: Debate: Ohio Supreme Court Justice. Judith Ann Lanzinger v. Mary Jane Trapp. Tickets: $15/$25.

Tuesday, October 19 – noon: Debate: 13th Congressional District: Tom Ganley (not confirmed) v. Betty Sutton. Tickets: $15/$25.

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One thought on “GOP Candidates Husted, DeWine To Skip City Club of Cleveland Debates

  1. I can’t imagine any self-respecting candidate for statewide office skipping the Cleveland City Club debate. It is an opportunity without equal to make yourself heard to the media and to some of the most influential people in Northeast Ohio.

    To skip it displays either arrogance of the highest order, or stupidity of the lowest.

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