MoCo Council Candidates Debate on Election Eve
On the eve of Montgomery County's special election to fill an open seat on the council, the three candidates - Republican Robin Ficker, Green Party candidate George Gluck and Democrat Nancy Navarro - faced off this afternoon in a radio debate on WAMU 88.5.
Ficker used the opportunity on The Kojo Nnamdi Show to go after Navarro for collecting contributions from developers and labor unions, saying, "When you have that concentration of contributions, they are calling your tune."
Navarro defended her record, saying it was "simplistic" to suggest that a candidate had somehow "sold out" by accepting such contributions.
"It's about trust," she said. "Public officials make decisions about what they think is in the best interest of their community."
Gluck said he was not accepting contributions from political action committees or any donations of more than $100 to avoid any "appearance of pay-to-play" or special influence interest.
Polls open in District 4 tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.
May 18, 2009; 12:36 PM ET
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