For Immediate Release
October 15, 2012
Contact: Nate Smith-Tyge
Novi, MI - - Another chance to speak to all the voters of the 11th Congressional District and another Kerry Bentivolio no show. As you may have seen on Sunday, WXYZ's Spotlight on the News provided a forum for the major party candidates for Congress in the new and old 11th district to answer questions and share their views on the issues that matter to voters. Both Dr. Syed Taj (D-Canton, running for the full-term) and David Curson (D-Belleville, running for the partial term) appeared with Chuck Stokes to discuss the races in the 11th. Chuck Stokes mentioned twice that Kerry Bentivolio had been invited but claimed he had another scheduling conflict. This is the second forum in a row that Bentivolio has skipped due to mysterious "scheduling conflicts."
Dr. Taj offered the following remarks on his opponent's absence: "I am willing to speak with anyone or any group to answer their questions and share my views on the issues. My opponent and his campaign handlers have shown the exact opposite. They seem to think that just because he has an 'R' after his name that he will win. They are banking on the voters not knowing about his far-right wing extreme positions or his odd past. I will continue to make sure that we educate voters about the clear choice between the candidates and contrast my 40 years of professional experience and mainstream views to Mr. Bentivolio's sordid history and far right-wing positions. I am confident that the more voters learn about each of the candidates the more likely they are to vote for me. There's no question this is why he is dodging the media and open public forums."