In an article posted this afternoon, the Northwest Herald reports,
“The newspaper presently has no plans to host a debate.”
Friday a press release from Patriots United said that Andy Zinke “withdrew his commitment saying there would be two other debates between the candidates sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Northwest Herald and that a third debate was unnecessary.”
Subsequently, candidate Bill Prim issued a press release saying neither the Northwest Herald nor the League of Women Voters had contacted him about a debate.
Now, it is obvious why the NW Herald had not contacted Prim.
The NWH isn’t sponsoring one.
What is not obvious is why Zinke told Patriots United that the paper was planning a debate.
And, former League President Judi Szilak told the paper that the League has not yet decided to sponsor a debate either.
Szilak, by the way, took out petitions to run as a Democratic Party candidate for McHenry County Clerk, but did not turn them in. She still hopes to be nominated by her party’s central committee and get on the fall ballot.
As the Laugh-In character used to say, “Ver-r-r-r-y In-ter-r-r-r-es-s-s-s-ting.”