The Newport County League of Women Voters approached the candidates back in July about engaging in a debate. Carson accepted immediately. Martin hesitated before declining to participate.
"It’s too bad,” said Susan Wells, president of the Newport County League of Women Voters. “There’s been so much going on. Informed voters are the best voters.”
“I prefer to take my race directly to my constituents and not debate,” Martin said. “I don’t like debating. I just like doing my job. I’m doing very well with what I’m doing. I don’t choose to do a debate.” Read more.
Newport This Week. August 14th, 2014.