Democrat Larry LaRocco has been calling on Republican Jim Risch to commit to participating in the traditional debate sponsored by the Idaho Press Club, League of Women Voters and Idaho Public TV that will be broadcast live statewide in October. Now, Risch has given his answer, in a letter to Elinor Chehey of the League of Women Voters:
Dear Ms. Chehey:
The Jim Risch for U. S. Senate Campaign received your letter of July 16, 2008, regarding the debate you are sponsoring for U. S. Senate candidates.
We receive many requests to do candidate debates and forums. We have chosen your debate in years past. This year, however, we have chosen a debate on October 21, sponsored by KTVB and other entities, and another debate sponsored by the Lewiston Morning Tribune.
Thank you for your invitation.
Very truly yours,
Ryan White, Risch for U. S. Senate Committee.