In a fiery 26th Congressional District race where inflation, abortion, partisanship and the timing of public rebukes spawn bitter divide, even scheduling a debate creates, well, debate.
Republican Matt Jacobs, a former federal prosecutor who has outraised his opponent, has repeatedly challenged five-term incumbent Julia Brownley to a series of live showdowns on the issues. He has called her out for her refusal.
"I think it’s indefensible. I think it’s incredibly undemocratic," he said. "I think it’s incredibly insulting to voters."
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