Madore Tries To Debate John Kline

Yesterday in Burnsville, MN, Democratic-Farm-Labor challenger Shelley Madore held a press conference outside her opponent, Republican incumbent John Kline’s office. Madore and Kline are running to represent that state’s 2nd District in Congress.

To date, Kline (a Tea-Party favorite, who wants Christian doctrine included in Washington) has refused to debate Madore or engage in any form of public discourse with her. Most recently Kline canceled the scheduled KSTP/League of Women Voters debate. Earlier this year he was a no-show at Farm Fest, a traditional gathering of all state and congressional candidates.

Following the press conference, Madore delivered a polite letter to Kline’s office, asking him to a public debate at any time.

Madore cites the serious loss of jobs in the 2nd Congressional District to an antiquated transportation system and lock of retraining options. Federal funds are available for both, but Kline has neglected to act.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.