Congressional candidate Rob Davidson challenges Rep. Bill Huizenga to series of debates

Aug 28, 2018

Standing outside of United States Representative Bill Huizenga’s office in Grandville, Democrat and congressional candidate Rob Davidson publicly challenged Rep. Huizenga to a series of debates before the midterm election in November.

“We’re offering seven debates throughout West Michigan over the next 10 weeks," Davidson said. "So I am delivering a letter to him, with a self-addressed stamped envelope, with the dates and the locations of the debates so we are going to go in right now.”

The letter is the latest in a series of challenges made by the Davidson campaign. In the past 30 days, Davidson invited Huizenga to three town hall style debates. 

Huizenga’s campaign chairman Jim Barry says, a debate will happen. But probably not seven.

“Bill is looking forward to debating his Democrat opponent just like he’s debated all of his opponents," Barry said.

Davidson is hoping to be the first Democrat elected as United States Representative in Michigan’s 2nd District since Weston Vivian did it in 1965, over 50 years ago.

The district is politically known as a Republican stronghold.