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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2022
Alexandra del Moral Mealer Issues Statement on Judge Lina Hidalgo’s Refusal of a Televised Debate
Today, Alexandra del Moral Mealer announced that she has accepted ABC 13’s (KTRK) invitation for a televised debate. Unfortunately, Judge Lina Hidalgo has refused to debate Alexandra. The invitation to debate was initially offered on August 22nd and was immediately accepted by Alexandra. Since that time, over two weeks have passed, and Lina has now declined ABC 13’s debate.
“Though I can understand why she doesn’t want to talk about her glaring failures around crime and ethics, the voters of Harris County deserve the opportunity to make an informed decision about the person they are going to trust to lead Harris County. There is no more transparent way to inform the voters than to hold a public debate. Unfortunately, my opponent would rather attack and name-call versus defend her own policies. In fact, her personal attacks are not merely limited to my candidacy, but she has also personally attacked senior leaders within her own party, from Senator Whitmire to District Attorney Ogg. It is deeply telling that the person routinely accusing everyone else of political pandering, consistently engages in such antics herself. Lina’s personal conduct is not only disrespectful, but also beneath the dignity of the office. I look forward to working hard this campaign season to return integrity and ethics to the position of Harris County Judge.”
This is of course not unexpected. Lina has nothing to gain if she were to debate Alex and much to lose. There is simply no way that Lina can defend her record on crime, spending, or flood control, which, coincidentally, are the areas that should be at the forefront of any debate.
But that doesn’t mean that Lina doesn’t have anything to run on. She can tout her support for spending taxpayer money to defend illegals in court. Or her support of Black Lives Matter riots. Or her support for spending taxpayer money on abortions. Or her support for providing $100,000 per year per child for day care. Or for putting thousands of people out of work and bankrupting hundreds of small businesses with heavy handed tactics relating to COVID-19.
Notice anything in common with those issues? Yeah, exactly none of them have to do with the office of Harris County Judge.
Hopefully Alex and the Republicans will have enough money to get the word out. Speaking of which, you can donate to her campaign by clicking here. I did.