Add Scheduling Conflict, Whip
Democratic challenger Ken Thompson's campaign tried, on Monday afternoon, to reschedule the last in a series of three debates with Brooklyn District Attorney Charlie Hynes at the Brooklyn Bar Association on Tuesday, Aug. 27, citing a scheduling conflict.
Because there were three calendars involved: the Brooklyn Bar Association's, Hynes' and Thompson's, the fact that another date couldn't be found between now and September 10 that would work for all three seems hardly earth-shattering.
But the Hynes campaign immediately stepped up to Thompson, with campaign spokesperson George Arzt telling the Brookyn Eagle that Thompson was "ducking out", implying that Thompson was hiding from Hynes because he was "insecure" about his record.
Thompson campaign spokesperson George Freeland replied through the Eagle that Thompson had no reason to hide from Hynes, noting that Hynes has backed out of at least two scheduled debates without explaining why or trying to reschedule. One, a candidate forum at the Rugby Neighborhood Alliance, was set for last Thursday. The second, a debate at WABC was to have taken place later this week.
Arzt countered that Hynes' tight schedule had kept him from the Rugby event, and that he got too little notice of the ABC debate.
The article from the Brooklyn Eagle.
Posted by Kip at Wednesday, August 28, 2013