Bennett had been demanding a debate on energy policy. In fact, just last week, she participated in a mock debate in which the Lehigh Valley Congressman is portrayed as "Chicken Charlie the Dented." But when she had an opportunity to do the real thing, she took a powder.
One commenter suggests Bennett was never invited. He even hints the candidates' night never occurred. Yep, the Evil Shawn Millan, Dent's campaign manager, made the whole thing up. I decided to check it out. Late yesterday, I spoke with Elmer Heiney, a member of the alumni club's board. He told me he both mailed and called Bennett's campaign to invite her to participate in the candidates' night.
Maybe Elmer Heiney is a figment of my imagination, too. Maybe those fifty voters don't exist, either.