The following letter has been sent via registered mail and PGP signed email to all five other candidates running for U.S. Senate in Utah.
Dear Mr. Bradley/Hatch/Hatch/Price/Seely,
This letter constitutes a formal and public challenge to debate on the issues upcoming in this November’s election. I believe we owe it to the people of Utah to clearly and strongly articulate our positions. To that end, I challenge you to debate me, and any other party’s nominee, in each county in the state of Utah during the month of August. I feel that we can begin these debates in Salt Lake City on August 12, at the Salt Lake City Main Library.
This summer, 27 Utah counties (all except Daggett and Grand) will hold county fairs, events that represent major public gatherings for their communities. I urge that we take advantage of these audiences and debate. I realize that some may conflict with your schedule, but I think that we can organize our schedules to visit all 29 counties during this fair season.
I am willing to negotiate all aspects of the debate, with the intent of simplifying the technicalities to maintain focus on the primary goal: presenting the electorate with an opportunity to hear from both parties. If you are unable to debate in person, I would be more than happy to debate a member of your campaign staff, county Constitution/Desert Greens/Republican/Personal Choice/Libertarian chair, or any other representative. We both owe it to the public to present our own values, policies, and positions.
I am releasing this letter to the public, the press, and the county fair committees, in the hope that you will accept my challenge. If you have any questions, wish to negotiate, or to accept, please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to your timely response.