What’s up with Ryan and Knilans and possible appearances?
Sure, Congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville is more than busy campaigning for vice president of these United States. His schedule is one that would make the heads of most voters swim.
Should he take time out, however, to return to the 1st Congressional District and debate Democratic challenger Rob Zerban?
And what about state Rep. Joe Knilans? Late last week, the Republican from Janesville pulled out of Tuesday’s forum with Democratic candidate Deb Kolste that was to be sponsored by the Janesville League of Women Voters, Forward Janesville and JATV.
Knilans’ campaign manager, Tyler Wenzlaff, told The Gazette on Monday that another “campaign-related event” posed a conflict with Tuesday’s event. He failed to explain what that might have been, however.
Do voters deserve more of an explanation than that? Wenzlaff also told us that Knilans hopes to reschedule the forum. Are you confident that will happen, and should it?
“I don’t know why people are making such a big deal of this,” Wenzlaff told The Gazette. “Joe has four other head-to-heads with Deb.”
Is it a big deal, or not?
We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Thursday.
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