Ex-Mayor Herenton Renews Debate Challenge at Cohen HQ
May 28, 2010 at 9:24PM
Former Mayor Willie Herenton -- frustrated, as he claimed, at the collapse of a planned meeting concerning debate possibilities with incumbent Steve Cohen, his opponent in the 9th District, congressional primary, held an impromptu press conference in front of Cohen’s campaign headquarters Friday to “respectfully call Steve Cohen out.”
Herenton contended that Cohen, who was apparently still in D.C., had backed out of the meeting, which was to have been held, he said, earlier Friday morning, involving the two campaigns and representatives of TV stations and other organizations wishing to scheduled congressional debates. The mayor said he had a “signed agreement” with WMC-TV, Action News 5, and WHBQ-TV, Channel 13, to debate Cohen, and he maintained he was ready to debate as well on WREG-TV, News Channel 3, though he continued to insist he would not do so if Channel3’s Norm Brewer and Commercial Appeal editor Otis Sanford took part.