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GOP Candidate Michael Maher Issues Debate Challenge to Rep. Jim Costa
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June 18, 2024
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Navy veteran and GOP congressional candidate Michael Maher said Monday that Rep. Jim Costa is denying voters a chance to compare the two men on the November ballot in California’s 21st District.

Maher, who spoke at a news conference outside Costa’s district office in downtown Fresno, said that he and Costa should publicly debate the week of July 15 when the House is in summer recess.

Maher also said that Costa has been missing in action on issues essential to growing the Valley economy such as water, labor, affordable housing, high-quality public education, and public safety.

Regarding the war in Gaza, Maher said it’s a complicated issue that’s been going on for a thousand years.

It can only be settled with “thought, reason, and love and respect,” he said. “And, if we don’t do that, I’m concerned for the future.”

Asked to assess Costa’s stance on Gaza, Maher said: “He’s completely dodged the issue. He is a lifetime politician who addresses issues based on what is politically expedient for him to get reelected.”

 

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Jahz Tello,
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Jahz joined GV Wire in early 2018 as a Video Production Assistant and is now a Videographer. He came to us with experience in video editing and production, most recently with Fresno State Athletics. Jahz received a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from Fresno State in 2014. He has a passion for video, music and film. In his spare time, Jahz likes to cook, catch up on current events, listen to music and exercise. You can contact him at 559-492-4016 or Send an Email .

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