In a letter to Lynn Fitch, Republican Attorney General candidate Andy Taggart questioned her reason for not appearing at two scheduled debates. One of the debates is slated for William Carey College Wednesday, June 5, hosted by the Federalist Society of the Gulf Coast.
The second debate is on the calendar for June 7 at Southwest Mississippi Community College, hosted by the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans.
Taggart said, “As candidates for Attorney General, I believe we have a particular responsibility to allow the voters of our state to compare our skills and experience as advocates — and our positions as public servants — in person and head-to-head.”
He asked Fitch to reconsider attending and then challenged her to a series of three lives debates in each of the state’s Supreme Court districts.
Fitch responded via her campaign and cited scheduling conflicts as a reason for her absence.
“Treasurer Fitch has been crisscrossing the State talking to Mississippi voters about her positive vision as Attorney General for over a year now and will continue to do so through Election Day. She just has scheduling conflicts with these two events.”
Rep. Mark Baker is also running in the August primary for his party’s nomination. He was copied on the letter sent by Taggart’s campaign.