Bordallo Bows Out of “Great Debate”; Blas Disappointed; UOG Says Show Will Go On

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Guam – Guam Senator Frank Blas Jr. says he is disappointed that Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo will not attend the UOG sponsored “Great Congressional Debate scheduled for next Tuesday, October 30th.

Blas, who is challenging Bordallo for the Guam Delegate’s seat in Congress, says in a release that “The people of Guam deserve to hear from the candidates on issues and records and I won’t let them down.”

And Blas says he will attend the debate anyway, even if Bordallo does not show up. “Although I am disappointed that Madeleine Bordallo is again declining a debate I will still attend and answer any questions that the students may have.”

UOG  Spokesman Joanas Macapinlac told PNC News, “the event will still go on as planned.  Senator Blas has confirmed his attendance.  The format, of course, will change. Date remains 10/30 at 7pm at the CLASS Lecture Hall.”

 

READ the release from Senator Blas below:

NEWS RELEASE
Blas disappointed Bordallo won’t attend debate Voters deserve to hear from candidates on issues

October 26, 2012 – Congressional Candidate Frank Blas Jr. is expressing his disappointment that his opponent Madeleine Bordallo won’t confirm
to attend the UOG Great Debate.

The UOG Great Congressional Debate is scheduled for next Tuesday, October 30th at 7pm at the University of Guam. The deadline for the candidates to agree to the debate was at 5pm Wednesday. Only Blas has agreed to attend and he sent his acceptance letter on Oct. 22.

“Although I am disappointed that Madeleine Bordallo is again declining a debate I will still attend and answer any questions that the students may
have,” Blas said. “The people of Guan deserve to hear from the candidates on issues and records and I won’t let them down.”

The UOG Great Congressional Debate is being hosted by the Guam Political Science Student Association and the Fifty-First Student
Government Association.