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Roskam Declines Invitation to Candidate Forum Hosted by Patch, League of Women Voters

Rep. Peter Roskam is unable to attend Patch, League of Women Voters candidate forum due to a prior commitment.

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) on Friday notified the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Palatine Area he will not be able to attend an Oct. 11 candidate forum in Palatine because of a previous commitment.

Last month, Patch partnered with the LWV to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall.

The invitation was the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Roskam was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 invitations.

Patch covers more than a dozen towns in the 6th District, including Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Crystal Lake-Cary, Darien, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale-Clarendon HillsLake Zurich, Lisle, Naperville, Palatine, St. Charles and Wheaton.

To read about the candidates, go to our Illinois 6th Congressional District race page.

DFL56 October 05, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Go Leslie!
Christina October 06, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Absolutely Go Leslie! And Go Tammy, too! BTW, I looked at Rubberstamp's House website and he has zero noted on his agenda or calendar. What is keeping him from debating Ms. Coolidge??? I am going to guess that he isn't willing to face us.
Leigh October 17, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Judy Biggert backed out of a debate with Foster too. I will not vote for anyone who will not appear in public to take questions from their constituents. Guess she is too busy fighting for tax breaks for "business creators" like Navistar, who incidentally might be laying people off in the near future.
McCloud October 17, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Is there some new idea that Leslie has yet to reveal? Lettme guess, more taxes and more spending, throw in a war on women talking point and the League of Women Voters will flush with approval. Roskam is smart to steer clear of this train wreck.
Sharon Alexander October 28, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Pro Rape Baby and voting for the Let Women Die act....yea, I know binders full of women who support this.

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