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Martinez seeks to debate Adler (again)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 by Jo Clifton
With the Nov. 4 election in his rearview mirror, Council Member Mike Martinez wasted no time in returning to the campaign trail Wednesday. Martinez garnered 30 percent of Tuesday’s vote with attorney Steve Adler in the lead at 37 percent. Martinez issued a challenge to Adler via press release for three debates. Martinez said he wanted the debates to focus on affordability, transportation and the environment. While there has not been that much discussion of the environment during the campaign so far, every candidate has talked about affordability and transportation. Adler campaign manager Jim Wick told the Monitor, “We’ve had more than 40 debates and forums thus far, and fully anticipate participating in more. We’re happy to talk to the Martinez campaign about some sort of debate schedule.” So we hope you’re ready for more debates and forums, because the mayor’s race is just one of nine runoff elections at this point, and we’re pretty sure this is not the only race in which the candidates want to debate.
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