Rosen Campaign Sends Debate Proposal to Tarkanian Campaign

Henderson, Nev. – Today, Henderson community leader Jacky Rosen’s campaign for Congress sent a formal debate proposal to Danny Tarkanian’s campaign. Rosen’s campaign manager David Furr sent a letter to Tarkanian’s campaign manager Jonathan Gormley outlining a common sense proposal for two televised debates, consistent with recent election cycles for Congressional District 3. One debate would be hosted jointly by Telemundo and NBC in Las Vegas. The other debate would be hosted by ABC in Las Vegas and moderated by political journalist Jon Ralston. “This race is going to come down to a glaring contrast between Jacky and her extreme opponent on the issues that matter to Southern Nevada,” said David Furr, Rosen Campaign Manager. “These debates will show that Jacky has what it takes to break the gridlock and fight for real solutions in Congress, while Danny Tarkanian is just more of everything that’s already wrong with Washington.”

Read the full letter sent to Danny Tarkanian’s campaign here:

August 9, 2016
Jonathan Gormley
Tarkanian for Congress
7220 S. Cimarron Rd, Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89113

Mr. Gormley,

Congratulations on your primary win. As we shift gears for the general election, our campaign is looking forward to a contest focused on the issues, laying out the clear contrast on policy between our two candidates.

We are proposing a plan for two televised debates in the fall, as follows:

1) A debate to be hosted jointly by Telemundo and NBC in Las Vegas. The district has a growing Latino population, and it’s important for these voters to have an opportunity to hear directly from their candidates for Congress.

2) A debate to be hosted by ABC in Las Vegas and moderated by Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston, who has a history of moderating political debates with federal candidates. Both Jacky and Danny had previously committed to participating in a debate moderated by Ralston for the general election.

This proposal of two debates is in line with the precedent set in recent election cycles for Congressional District 3. These televised debates will have the ability to reach voters across Southern Nevada, from Las Vegas and Henderson to the rural parts of Clark County. Ideally, these debates should take place in October, when Nevada voters are paying the most attention and undecided voters are making up their minds.

I look forward to hearing from you soon to get this process underway.


David Furr
Campaign Manager
Rosen for Nevada