404 - Not Found - The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California

404 Not Found

Our apologies....

We can't find the page you requested in this location.

The story may have moved or expired.

You may wish to:

Update 2:46 p.m.: Lowder issued a second statement today saying the Party would be open to organizing debate if all candidates in both primaries indicated they were interested in participating.

The California Republican Party put to rest a push for the GOP gubernatorial and Senate candidates to face off in debates at the party's convention next month.

"A series of discussions on convention debates were held at the staff level with statewide campaigns in recent months; however, no formal invitations were extended," California Republican Party Chief Operating Officer Brent Lowder said in a statement. "After recent internal discussion, the CRP has decided not to make any changes to the 2010 Spring Convention agenda involving debates."

GOP guv-hopeful Steve Poizner has long been calling for the candidates to face off in front of party delegates at the convention, which runs March 12-14. U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore had also been pushing for a convention debate.

Poizner's rival Meg Whitman has accepted an invitation to participate in a debate the day after the convention hosted by a Republican group called New Majority. The Poizner campaign hasn't committed, but sent a letter to organizers earlier this week raising concerns about the debate structure and whether it would be broadcast.

Update 11:15 a.m.: The Poizner campaign responded to CRP's announcement with another call for a convention debate.

"Let's give the people what they want to see! With the exception of Meg Whitman and her loyalists, just about every delegate, reporter, or anyone with a pulse wants to see democracy in action with a debate at the GOP convention, so let's just have one,"Communications Director Jarrod Agen said in a statement. "A Republican candidate for governor who is scared to debate in front of hundreds of diehard Republicans will have no chance in a general election against Jerry Brown."

Update 2:48 p.m.:

Whitman spokeswoman Sarah Pompei wrote in an e-mail that Poizner's repeated calls for a debate are "over-the-top rants" that signal a campaign "that's facing irrelevance."

"If Steve Poizner is truly interested in debating, than he should spare everyone the theatrics and simply show up to the March 15th debate in Orange County. If he wants to debate, it's easy, just show up," she wrote.

About Comments

Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech, and personal attacks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. See more about comments here.

What You Should Know About Comments on Sacbee.com

Sacbee.com is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments or ban users who can't play nice. (See our full terms of service here.)

Here are some rules of the road:

• Keep your comments civil. Don't insult one another or the subjects of our articles. If you think a comment violates our guidelines click the "report abuse" button to notify the moderators. Responding to the comment will only encourage bad behavior.

• Don't use profanities, vulgarities or hate speech. This is a general interest news site. Sometimes, there are children present. Don't say anything in a way you wouldn't want your own child to hear.

• Do not attack other users; focus your comments on issues, not individuals.

• Stay on topic. Only post comments relevant to the article at hand. If you want to discuss an issue with a specific user, click on his profile name and send him a direct message.

• Do not copy and paste outside material into the comment box.

• Don't repeat the same comment over and over. We heard you the first time.

• Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed.

• Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience.

You should also know that The Sacramento Bee does not screen comments before they are posted. You are more likely to see inappropriate comments before our staff does, so we ask that you click the "report abuse" button to submit those comments for moderator review. You also may notify us via email at feedback@sacbee.com. Note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us the profile name of the user who made the comment. Remember, comment moderation is subjective. You may find some material objectionable that we won't and vice versa.

If you submit a comment, the user name of your account will appear along with it. Users cannot remove their own comments once they have submitted them, but you may ask our staff to retract one of your comments by sending an email to feedback@sacbee.com. Again, make sure you note the headline on which the comment is made and tell us your profile name.

hide comments
blog comments powered by Disqus


FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

More Capitol Alert

Capitol Alert on Twitter

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Popular Categories

Now on sacbee.com/politics

    [an error occurred while processing this directive]

The State Worker Blog

Latest posts:
    404 - Not Found - The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California

    404 Not Found

    Our apologies....

    We can't find the page you requested in this location.

    The story may have moved or expired.

    You may wish to:

Categories


May 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

Monthly Archives


Latest California Clips

[an error occurred while processing this directive]