Giffords and Graf appeared at a Mountain Oyster Club event last night. After a nice dinner, Gabby was invited to speak. Before she opened her mouth, Randy Graf and staff were dismissed to a back room while Gabby spoke to the group. Gabby had demanded that the Graf campaign make themselves scarce during her remarks. After Gabby concluded, Graf was invited back into the room to speak. At that point, she left.
This, by itself, would seem a bit odd. But this makes it two events and two weeks in a row including last week at the utility contractors event where she made the same demand putting Graf in a back room during her presentation.
Gabby has given no reason, but one could surmise that this is a calculated effort to prevent Randy from giving a rebuttal. Perhaps she feels that she has a substantial enough lead that any confrontation could only hurt her.
Surprisingly, a seventh debate has surfaced on the schedule at which Giffords has agreed to appear. The rumor mill claims that Gabby committed to the debate prior to the primary and then reneged after having set up her parameters for appearances with Randy en route to the general election. As we understand it, the retirees who obtained the original commitment were very upset and said so until Giffords relented.
This new event is to be held at Hundred Palms Retirement community Saturday, October 21st at 2 PM.
*Some have criticized Gabby for speaking in an exclusive club open only to males. Our inquiries suggest this is not the case, that the club is open to members of both sexes.