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After Health Care Sidelined in Only Debate, Clarke Tucker Calls for Another Debate in 2nd District

LITTLE ROCK — Following the airing of Tuesday’s AETN 2nd District Debate in which only six questions were asked, Congressional Candidate Clarke Tucker today called for at least one more debate in the race for Arkansas’s 2nd District. To the surprise of all three candidates, the topic of health care, the primary policy issue in the race, was not brought up by any of the three panelists.

“As candidates for office, we have an obligation to communicate with voters about where we stand on issues, and I do not think this week’s debate gave enough to voters to make a full and fair analysis,” Tucker said. “We didn’t even get the opportunity to talk about health care, widely recognized as the top policy issue in this race. That’s not to mention, we did not discuss veterans’ issues, Social Security and Medicare, our environment, or college affordability. That is why I am calling for at least one additional debate before Early Voting begins. The voters deserve at least that.”

Incumbent Congressman Hill has thus far declined multiple debate offers from local media outlets, most notably KATV and Talk Business’ invitation to a primetime, broadcasted debate between the two candidates. Tucker accepted and appeared in KATV’s solo, hour-long forum instead.

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