WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Today, former West Palm Beach mayor and congressional candidate Lois Frankel was the decisive victor in her first debate against Adam Hasner. “There is a clear choice in this election, and that choice was on clear display today. I’ve got the experience and the values to go to Washington to break the gridlock and fight for South Florida families — for Medicare, for education, and for women’s health care,” said Frankel.
Frankel hit her marks in the hour-long debate, hosted by the Palm Beach Post, clearly articulating her experience and priorities. “I pledge never to cut Medicare benefits. I pledge to make sure we grow our economy and make sure everyone pays their fair share and gets a fair shake. I pledge to invest in America again. We need to invest in education, because our children won’t be able to compete with children in Germany or China or Singapore unless they get a world-class education. We need to continue to invest in innovation and infrastructure — let’s get construction workers, engineers and architects back to work,” said Frankel.
While Frankel clearly outlined her agenda to voters, the same cannot be said for Adam Hasner.
“What South Florida voters got this morning from Adam Hasner was evasion and distractions. Behind the fast talk, Adam Hasner was one of the earliest and most aggressive supporters of the Ryan plan to end Medicare and replace it with vouchers that put insurance companies back in charge of seniors’ health care. The fact is that Adam Hasner voted against expanding women’s health care options in Tallahassee, and would vote to defund Planned Parenthood in Washington. We won’t hear Adam Hasner say that during a debate, but the voters of South Florida can see that the choice in this election is crystal clear,” said Frankel campaign manager Jonathon Bray.
The debate today was the first debate of the election for the open 22nd District seat, and the only debate in Palm Beach County. The next and final debate will take place in Broward County on October 28.