Early this week, Democratic candidate for House District 22, David Kolbe of Warsaw, invited his opponents — Nisly and Independent candidate Michael Stinfer — to a debate. Stinfer accepted the invitation immediately, but Nisly’s campaign team say, “Nisly did not commit to debate other candidates in the House District 22 contest have been proposing.”
Nisly added, “I prefer to take my message directly to voters and to hear their concerns directly as well. This is why my campaign plan has me reaching out to individual voters every single week from now until Nov. 4 … This is the single best way to hear constituent concerns, and to share my views with them.”
Direct voter contact through door-to-door campaigning was a vital part of Nisly’s winning strategy in securing the Republican nomination in May against incumbent Rebecca Kubacki. Talking personally with voters continues to be a cornerstone of the Nisly campaign, according to a press release.
A press release provided to StaceyPageOnline.com from the Nisly campaign, said the Republican candidate took part in six parades in June and July and spoke with hundreds of voters during the Kosciusko and Elkhart County fairs. He will be doing the same this week at the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival.
Nisly does, however, envision other methods to reach voters this summer and fall. “We expect to participate in some of the multi-candidate forums which tend to be held in District 22 during an election year,“ he explained. “In addition, we have already planned several private events in different parts of the district which will allow me to interact with groups of voters.”