* MEDIA ADVISORY: Jessica Morse Confirms Joint Radio Interview with Tom McClintock *
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Makaiah Mohler, (530) 913-3242, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Kusich, (916) 288-2228, email@example.com
ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse announced the acceptance of a joint radio interview with Congressman Tom McClintock. The event will be hosted by Katie Orr, Politics and Government Reporter for KQED News, and broadcast by KQEI in the Sacramento market. Questions asked during the appearance will be split between Orr and local listeners calling in. The details are as follows:
Joint interview with Katie Orr
Monday, October 8th
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
KQEI (89.3 FM) and KQED (88.5 FM)
Listener call-in: (866) 733-6786
Morse and McClintock have debated just once thus far at an event hosted by the Mariposa Gazette, and McClintock continues to refuse further debates before the voting public. Morse proposed holding additional events in a June 25th challenge that McClintock never accepted. Notably, McClintock pulled out of a confirmed debate in North Lake Tahoe last month, and has not agreed to appear in the populous Placer and El Dorado County suburbs where nearly two-thirds of 4th district voters reside.
"I look forward to sharing my vision for the community so that voters can evaluate both candidates before making the critical decision of who can best represent their interests in Washington," said Morse. "Our campaign invited the Congressman to participate in at least four debates in communities across the district, but his refusal to agree to additional public appearances does a great disservice to the community that he purports to represent. This is not the democratic tradition of dialogue and transparency that our community deserves."
McClintock is facing his toughest re-election test since his first race in 2008. He trailed Morse in fundraising by a more than two-to-one margin in the most recent finance quarter, taking in only $223,000 to Morse's $543,000. Additionally, every major political prognosticator has moved the race out of the "Safe Republican" category, including Inside Elections, the Cook Political Report, UVA's Crystal Ball, and CNN. In fact, McClintock's 51% showing in June was the lowest total he's ever received in a 4th district primary. Morse was also added to the DCCC's Red to Blue program, which highlights the most competitive Congressional races across the country.