Herbert wants to debate Frelinghuysen

Doug Herbert, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 11th District, thinks he can gain traction in an uphill battle by debating incumbent Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, R-Harding.

Herbert has written Frelinghuysen a letter asking for three debates; Good for Herbert. But most incumbents do not debate. Recall that during the Republican primary, Frelinghuysen refused to appear at some events that included his opponent, Rich Luzzi, a Tea Party guy. He will probably follow the same pattern this fall, but give Herbert kudos for trying.

If nothing else, Herbert has been able to put together a letterwriting campaign; a number of his supporters have sent us letters saying Frelinghuysen should debate.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

2 Responses to Herbert wants to debate Frelinghuysen

  1. Ed Ramirez says:


    Either it is good politics you want or is it that you just want the tricks from Democrats.

  2. Chris Decker says:

    Frelinghuysen knows he can’t really defend his stances, so he’s lying low hoping people will just re-elect him like they’ve done in the past.

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