|Carter responds to Foxx Town Hall|
|Wednesday, 31 October 2007 07:16|
Virginia Foxx’s Democratic challenger Roy Carter released a statement today in response to last night’s telephone town hall.
“Once again my opponent refused to answer the hard questions and provide honest answers to her constituents,” he wrote.
Foxx’s town hall was broadcast live on WATA. During the town hall, Foxx admitted there wasn’t a lot of opposition on the line- and said all callers were welcome. Foxx said she faced opposition every day in her office, and wouldn’t mind a few Democratic calls. Some callers alleged today that their questions were screened and they didn’t make it on-air. Foxx's press secretary Aaron Groen says that’s not the case- Foxx made an effort to answer all calls, he says. In fact, calls the town hall didn’t have time to air were recorded as voice mail messages. They were resoundingly positive, Groen says. The Town Hall lasted an extra half hour due to the call volume.
Roy Carter's complete statement as received by Aisling Broadcasting:
"My opponent’s town hall conference call was nothing more than an hour and half long campaign ad paid for by tax payer dollars. The last time I checked, a town hall was located in the heart of a community not at the other end of a telephone line that leads toIn this campaign, I will go to every town in our district and I will talk with anyone who wants me to listen, regardless of whether they support me or not. I will give our district the true and honest representation that my opponent has failed to provide."
Once again my opponent refused to answer the hard questions and provide honest answers to her constituents.
Callers who wanted to ask questions expressing their dissatisfaction with my opponent’s shameful voting record were cut off and were not allowed to speak on air. Every voice in this district deserves to be heard – not just those who were cherry picked by my opponent and her staff.
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