National journalist to speak about Wednesday’s debate at Monmouth College


DAVENPORT, Ia. (KWQC) Thursday night national political journalist, Sasha Issenberg will speak at Monmouth College. Issenberg has reported on political events for a number of years and attended last night’s third and final debate. During his speech he’ll talk about each of the candidate’s strength and weaknesses during the debate. Anne Holton, Tim Kaine’s wife, was also in the Quad Cities area this week campaigning ahead of Wednesday night’s debate. Holton said Iowa is key to a Clinton-Kaine ticket.

“I’ve gotten to experience Iowa nice up close and personal and I’ve gotten to see that Iowans are serious about elections and I really respect that,” said Holton. “You think people here would be so sick of it by now, but people here take it so seriously.”

Holton said Trump’s remarks, during the debate, on if he’ll accept the outcome of the election were out of line.

“The disrespect that he shows for our electoral system is just mind boggling.”

However, Judy Davidson, Chair of the Scott County Republican Party, said Trump succeeded Clinton during the debate.

“I think Trump did a wonderful job I think it was clear who was the winner and leader of the debate he did a wonderful job at clarifying the issues and showing Americans what he will do as President of the United States.”

Davidson said that it is Trump’s right, and not uncommon for him to potentially want to look deeper into the election results.

“If it appears to be a very close election he has the right as Al Gore did in 2000 to examine those results.”

Issenberg said each candidate made points in the debate to potentially win over undecided voters. Issenberg’s speech is at 7 p.m. at Monmouth College and admission is free and open to the public.

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