For Immediate Release
Contact: Nick De Leeuw
September 27, 2018
Benson No-Shows at Debate Taping with Carol Cain
LANSING, Mich. –Mary Treder Lang today appeared alone at CBS Detroit, when her opponent, Jocelyn Benson, refused to attend a proposed statewide television debate moderated by 10-time Emmy winning journalist Carol Cain, host of “Michigan Matters.” Michigan Matters is a weekly public affairs program that appears on WWJ TV, CBS Detroit, and is broadcast online to viewers across the state.
Treder Lang weeks ago accepted an invitation to participate in the debate, which was to be broadcast online and over the airwaves in the weeks and days leading up to the election.
“Mary Treder Lang has the real world experience and the modern day set of skills to cut your time in line and limit your trips to the Secretary of State’s office to once every 8 years,” said Ian Barber, Campaign Manager for Mary Treder Lang for Secretary of State. “It is incredibly disappointing that Jocelyn Benson would duck a fair and honest debate with Mary Treder Lang. Voters deserved better today.
“Mary is thrilled about the opportunity to speak directly to voters about her background in cybersecurity and technology management, her plans to cut residents time in line and trips to the local branch office, and her modern-day set of skills. She hopes her opponent will stop hiding.”
Treder Lang also announced today her commitment to participate in a second proposed debate on October 19, on Off the Record, moderated by Tim Skubick.
“It’s time for Jocelyn Benson to stop hiding,” said Barber. “Mary looks forward to sharing her vision with voters on Off the Record.”