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Democrat Harley Rouda Calls on Republican Incumbent Dana Rohrabacher to Join Him in 5 Debates

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — On the heels of Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s much reported meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday at the White House, today, Democratic businessman Harley Rouda issued a challenge to his opponent calling on the incumbent to join him in a series of five debates for the upcoming open primary election in June of 2018.

In issuing the formal debate invitation to incumbent Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Democrat Harley Rouda submitted a formal letter earlier today directly to Rohrabacher via email.

To view the letter click here.

The Rouda for Congress campaign is available to immediately begin negotiations for debate logistics in terms of dates, times and locations. The campaign proposes five debates focusing on the following topics:

1) Healthcare, Women’s Rights, Planned Parenthood, Medicare and Social Security
2) The Environment and Immigration Reform
3) Jobs and the Economy
4) The Ongoing Investigation of the Russian Hacking in the 2016 Election
5) International Affairs Ranging from Trade to Global Conflicts

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of several recent campaign updates, all of which reflect Rouda’s increasing momentum, including:

Harley Rouda is a successful businessman who has created several successful companies, and now serves on the board of numerous companies in a variety of industries. Rouda received an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. He lives in Laguna Beach, with his wife Kaira Rouda, a bestselling author. They have four children.

Active in numerous charities and civic organizations over the years, Harley has been involved in fighting homelessness and domestic violence; active with Human Rights Watch; supporting education for the disadvantaged as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with civic organizations to drive economic development.

The 48th Congressional District is considered a ripe pickup opportunity for Democrats, as Hillary Clinton won the district by 2%. The district is seen as all the more winnable given that Rohrabacher is an unabashed supporter of Russia’s Putin, and is one of Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress. The 48th Congressional district also had one of the largest swings of any Congressional district in the country from 2012 to 2016, with more than 13 percentage points at the presidential level shifting to Democratic.

Posted on April 5, 2017 in Press Releases.

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