Gottheimer Issues Debate Challenge to Garrett

Gottheimer with FMBA members.

Gottheimer with FMBA members.

CD5 Democratic challenger Josh Gottheimer this week fired off a letter to U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-5) challenging the Republican to a series of five debates between now and the election.

“Democracy is best served when voters have an opportunity to hear directly from their candidates,” wrote Gottheimer, requesting that Garrett respond in the next week so the two campaigns can settle on dates and impartial locations.