Carolyn Maloney May Debate Upstart Challenger Reshma Saujani


In what has to be the most hilarious she-said–she-said bickering we’ve heard this week, last night the campaign of Democratic upstart Reshma Saujani sent out a press release saying that 16-year incumbent Representative Carolyn Maloney (whom Saujani is challenging for her House seat) agreed to publicly debate Saujani. Maloney’s office then released a statement denying that any such agreement was made. Then the Saujani campaign issued another statement insisting Maloney pledged to do the debate in a “personal exchange.” If it didn’t take place in the media, how are we supposed to know it actually happened? (Bless you, Celeste Katz, for documenting all this.) [NYDN]