Tussling Over the Rules of Debates in Massachusetts.
U.S. Representative John Tierney does not want his wife’s family’s offshore criminal gambling enterprise mentioned in any of the debates he’ll participate in this month. Since his wife was convicted of assisting in the illegal activities, Tierney knows the public is curious for a fuller explanation of what he knew about all those millions passing through accounts she controlled. The Massachusetts Democrat has tried to make the topic a no-go zone in the debates. Remarkably, some sponsors have agreed.
Candidates can be very sensitive about the limitless range of questions from which questions can be drawn in these encounters.