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Taggart pens letter to Fitch requesting more live debates

By: Sarah Ulmer - June 4, 2019

This week, candidate for Attorney General Andy Taggert sent a letter to fellow candidate and State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, requesting that she participate in several live debates prior to the August Primary.

The letter from Taggart asserts that Treasurer Fitch has backed out of participating in a June 5 debate at William Carey University and is not available on June 7 at Southwest Mississippi Community College. Taggart goes on to urge Fitch to reconsider her attendance at these two events.

He then proposes a series of live events to take place in each one of the Supreme Court Districts during a reasonable time and day.

“I am confident that there are many civic-minded organizations willing to sponsor and moderate those debates,” said Taggart in the letter.

A representative from Treasurer Fitch’s office told Y’all Politics Fitch’s absence at these debates is a matter of scheduling conflicts:

“Treasurer Fitch has been crisscrossing the State talking to Mississippi voters about her positive vision as Attorney General for over a year now and will continue to do so through Election Day.  She just has scheduling conflicts with these two events.”

The letter is below: 


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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: