LVRamblings: Bennett's camp is claiming you won't debate energy policy. “Congressman Dent is so deep in the pocket of Big Oil companies (- and I've noticed the tanker outside -) he’s refusing to publicly defend his record and have an open debate about the issue,” said Kathryn Seck, Sam Bennett’s campaign manager. Last week, on a local talk radio show, Bennett actually conducted a mock debate with "Chicken Charlie the Dented." Joe Long was moderator.
So are you afraid of Sam? Do you know why she wasn't in Parkland for that debate? Were you supposed to pick her up?
Congressman Dent: [Laughing]"There she goes again with the personal attacks and the name-calling. What'd she say - Chicken Charlie the Dented?"
LVRamblings: Yes, Chicken Charlie the Dented.
Congressman Dent: "Chicken Charlie the Dented?"
LVRamblings: In fact, it's probably going on radio right now.
Congressman Dent: "That's fairly juvenile, in my view. There was a debate-candidates' forum scheduled for Tuesday. She sent me a challenge to debate this week. I said I'd look forward to debating her on energy or any other issues. We have received a number of debate invitations. We're going through those right now, but she failed to show up and meet with the Parkland alumni. There were fifty people in the room."
LVRamblings: Do you know whether she was invited?
Congressman Dent: "She was invited. Elmer Heiney invited her. He most assuredly did. I asked him directly. She was not there. She did not attend."
LVRamblings: I guess fifty voters were not enough.
Congressman Dent: "I talked about my energy policy and hers and I can assure you I am not afraid to debate Siobhan Bennett. I look forward to debating Siobhan Bennett on energy and other issues during the course of this campaign. She's going to have that opportunity - I can assure you of that. She can go ahead and do her little faux debates on the infomercial but she better be ready. [Laughing] She better be ready because we'll be loaded for bear."