There are usually two reasons for declining a debate: You are ahead and don't see any reason to validate a lesser opponent, or, you aren't ready. I don't think Scottie fits either category so why?
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and two of his challengers, Ron Bhalla and Weston Wamp, said they will participate in a 3rd Congressional District Republican primary debate sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and WRCB Channel 3.
Scottie Mayfield rejected an invitation to the May 21 debate.
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