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Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

Jim Oberweis Photo: Associated Press

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis is pushing U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to participate in more debates by releasing emails detailing campaign negotiations over venues.

Oberweis wants seven before Nov. 4. His campaign accused Durbin of limiting free speech, saying Durbin has only agreed to one.

Durbin spokesman Ron Holmes says nothing is finalized and campaigns were in the middle of discussions. He says emails released were edited down by Oberweis’ campaign, which didn’t respond to Durbin camp questions before going public. Holmes adds Oberweis agreed to one debate with his Republican primary challenger.

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