Knight, Caforio to debate

By Kevin Kenney

Last update: Friday, October 7th, 2016

Following a late switch of the debate’s moderator, Republican Rep. Steve Knight and his Nov. 8 Democratic challenger for the 25th District seat, Bryan Caforio, will square off Friday morning at the Valencia Country Club.

John Musella, a Valencia public relations executive and member of the co-sponsoring Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, will moderate the matchup following a flap over the originally scheduled moderator.

Originally, Hunt C. Braly was scheduled to moderate, but he stepped away from those duties Wednesday after “the Caforio campaign raised issues” about his presence, Braly said.

Braly is a Santa Clarita attorney who is active in Republican politics. He also serves on Knight’s finance committee.

“It was totally my decision,’’ Braly said. “Nobody told me not to do it.

“I did not want to allow this to be an issue, when the issue should be who is our next congressman.”

Knight and Caforio — locked in a tight and testy battle for the 25th District seat — will duke it out starting at 8 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club at 27330 Tourney Road.

The debate is co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, Santa Clarita Valley Division.

Tickets are $25, and are available at the door.

kkenney@signalscv.com

(661) 287-5525

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Knight, Caforio to debate

Steve Knight, Bryan Caforio

Following a late switch of the debate’s moderator, Republican Rep. Steve Knight and his Nov. 8 Democratic challenger for the 25th District seat, Bryan Caforio, will square off Friday morning at the Valencia Country Club.

John Musella, a Valencia public relations executive and member of the co-sponsoring Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, will moderate the matchup following a flap over the originally scheduled moderator.

Originally, Hunt C. Braly was scheduled to moderate, but he stepped away from those duties Wednesday after “the Caforio campaign raised issues” about his presence, Braly said.

Braly is a Santa Clarita attorney who is active in Republican politics. He also serves on Knight’s finance committee.

“It was totally my decision,’’ Braly said. “Nobody told me not to do it.

“I did not want to allow this to be an issue, when the issue should be who is our next congressman.”

Knight and Caforio — locked in a tight and testy battle for the 25th District seat — will duke it out starting at 8 a.m. at the Valencia Country Club at 27330 Tourney Road.

The debate is co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Southland Regional Association of Realtors, Santa Clarita Valley Division.

Tickets are $25, and are available at the door.

kkenney@signalscv.com

(661) 287-5525

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Kevin Kenney

Kevin Kenney

Over 30-plus years, Kevin Kenney has been a writer and editor for United Press International, the New York Post and Fox Sports, among other outlets. He joined The Signal in 2016.

  • This piece appeared on the morning of the “debate” giving absolutely no lead time for anyone who would have wanted to attend. What that shows, to me, is that *someone* has something to hide from his constituents. Also, how can *anyone* justify charging a fee for, what should be, a public event? To whom does the money go and for what? This seems like a corruption of the democratic process — again.

Kevin Kenney

Kevin Kenney

Over 30-plus years, Kevin Kenney has been a writer and editor for United Press International, the New York Post and Fox Sports, among other outlets. He joined The Signal in 2016.