U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) has backed out of a scheduled debate with her Republican challenger and political newcomer Don Bolduc.
Wendy Hunt, president of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce, told The Epoch Times that Hassan has asked to appear separately on stage for the Oct. 12 event.
Hunt declined to comment further, saying only in an email to The Epoch Times about the change that Hassan would appear first, followed by Bolduc.
Hunt was cited by the NH Journal as saying that the Hassan campaign contacted her on Oct. 6, indicating that the incumbent would participate only if it were “a stand-alone forum, not a debate.”
Hassan has also insisted that Bolduc not be present when she speaks, Kate Constantini, a com strategist for Bolduc, told The Epoch Times. “He can’t even be in the audience,” said Constantini, “he has to stay in the green room.” Read more…