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Greenwich, CT, United States, 2006/11/03 - The last debate between the three candidates for U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s fourth Congressional district has been scheduled for Monday night at 7:00pm in Stamford’s Ferguson Library.
Libertarian Phil Maymin, Democrat Diane Farrell, and Republican Christopher Shays had seven debates among them last month and numerous forums sponsored by various organizations. Monday’s debate will be their last before the elections the following day.
This debate is sponsored by Maymin for Congress (mayminforcongress.com).
If either or both of Shays and Farrell do not appear, Maymin will answer for them.
“We’ve had so many debates together that’s it’s easy to spout their scripted answers,” said Maymin. “It also makes it easier that Shays and Farrell are fundamentally identical in their stances on every issue.”
On the issue of Iraq, both Shays and Farrell supported invading Iraq initially, though Farrell would have more strongly preferred the United Nations were involved. Maymin was opposed. Both Shays and Farrell support the war in Iraq now, with neither willing to set any date beyond which American troops should not be in Iraq. Maymin has called for a firm withdrawal date of July 4, 2007, citing the fact that such an exit strategy, the only one offered by any candidate in this race, would maximize America’s national security interest both immediately and in the long term. Both Shays and Farrell want a political and diplomatic solution for Iraq, with American withdrawal dependent on the actions of Iraqis and third parties. Maymin wants America to determine her own destiny.
Recent polls indicate a majority of Americans support Maymin’s positions. Fifty-seven percent support setting a deadline for withdrawal, and seventy-two percent of American troops in Iraq support getting out within a year.
Stamford’s Ferguson Library is located at One Public Library Plaza, at the corner of Broad Street and Bedford Street. Parking is available a block away at the corner of Bedford Street and Forest Street.
The debate is free and open to the public. Questions will be taken from the audience.