There will be no debate this year between state Sen. Betty Little and the first main-party challenger she has had in 12 years in the 45th Senate District.
The League of Women Voters wanted to organize a debate and contacted Little, League of Women Voters of the North Country President Suzy Johnson said.
But Little’s staff did not return three calls, she said. After the third call, Johnson decided Little, R-Queensbury, wasn’t interested.
Her opponent, Democrat Emily Martz, wanted a debate. On Monday, Little told The Post-Star editorial board that she would agree to a debate, but that agreement came too late for the League of Women Voters.
“For a debate of this scale, we would need more than two weeks to pull it together,” Johnson said. “It is too late to have one now.”
Martz was disappointed.