Our first debate is behind us, but with 64 more days until Election Day, our incumbent Congressman has yet to agree to another. Last week’s debate was covered by all the media because our campaign promoted it heavily. CBS 6 uploaded the entire debate to the web and you can see it on our website.
Our campaign continues to hold open town hall meetings to discuss issues with anyone interested in attending, while our district’s incumbent is, so far, holding only closed meetings to talk with supporters. We hope you will come out and support Chris next time he is near your town.
With the current tax-and-spend policies, our economy will only continue to suffer as we move into September. This is a clear indication that our nation must change course.
We recognize and appreciate your efforts throughout this campaign, but the next 64 days are even more crucial to our victory. It is now up to all of us, and the first step is to help Chris secure victory on Election Day.
Please see the most recent campaign news below.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise 8-27-2010
The first debate between U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy and challenger Chris Gibson was focused on the economy. In Glens Falls Thursday, incumbent Murphy, D-Glens Falls, discussed his experience as a small businessman and defended his votes for the health care bill earlier this year and the recent jobs bill, which gave money to states to help save teaching jobs.
Health care bill, tax cuts drive debate between Rep. Scott Murphy and Chris Gibson
The Saratogian 8-27-2010
GLENS FALLS – The economy took center stage on Thursday in the first of several anticipated debates between 20th Congressional District candidates U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls, and his Republican challenger, Chris Gibson of Columbia County.
Does Scott Murphy Know His Own Voting Record?
Last night, incumbent Democrat Congressman Scott Murphy (NY-20) debated challenger Chris Gibson at a forum closed to the public in Glens Falls, NY. Mere constituents of Mr. Murphy (the people he is supposed to represent) who did not also happen to have press credentials or hold membership in the sponsoring group, were not welcome.
Murphy and Gibson’s first debate
Times Union – Capitol Confidential 8-27-2010
GLENS FALLS – My colleague Leigh Hornbeck and I went up to the Hyde Museum here, to watch in a partially filled windowless auditorium as Rep. Scott Murphy, a city Democrat, and his challenger Chris Gibson faced off for the first debate of their campaign.
Murphy, Gibson square off in first debate
GLENS FALLS — Candidates in the 20th Congressional District on Thursday evening debated for the first time at the Hyde Collection art museum in Glens Falls, in an auditorium that is more commonly the setting for chamber music concerts.
UPDATE: Candidates square off in 20th District debate
Fox23 News 8-26-2010
The event in Glens Falls, in the heart of the 20th district, was put on by a local young professionals group and not open to the general public. However, both candidates say it still allows them to get their messages to the voters.
(read more – watch here)
Candidates face off; public not invited
News WNYT 8-26-2010
GLENS FALLS – In front of a crowd of about one hundred people, mainly members of the chamber of commerce and family, Congressman Scott Murphy and Republican Candidate Chris Gibson disagreed on one main topic, stimulus money for schools.
(read more – watch here)
Candidates square off in 20th Congressional District race
News WTEN 8-26-2010
Upstate Political Report 8-26-2010
Well the cat’s out of the bag now. Earlier this evening, Scott Murphy and Chris Gibson squared off in what might be the only debate for NY’s 20th congressional district. With the Democratic leadership in Washington warning incumbent Democrats to stay away from talking up the cost aspect of health care legislation, I was wondering what pitch Scott Murphy would make in his run for reelection.
NY20: Murphy-Gibson race steps out of shadows
North Country Public Radio 8-26-2010
Across much of the North Country, the NY-20 race between Glens Falls Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican challenger Chris Gibson has been eclipsed by the intra-party GOP dust-up in NY-23.
Gibson adds small business to platform
The Daily Mail 8-25-2010
CATSKILL – Col. Chris Gibson said Tuesday that the “mixture of optimism and realism” about the future he heard from one business owner during a visit to Catskill reflects the effects the overall economy has on local small businesses.
Gibson talks to voters in Catskill
WGXC Newsroom 8-24-2010
WGXC uploaded audio from Chris Gibson’s appearance at 1 p.m. today at Mountain T-Shirts in Catskill. At the event, Gibson took questions from the audience of about 40 in the middle of the screen printer’s workshop and said that he and incumbent Scott Murphy will debate Thursday night in an internet forum upstate.