Nunnelee touts conservative record, defends decision not to debate

Four weeks before he defends his 1st District congressional seat in the Republican primary, U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., said he’s a proven conservative leader with track record of openness and accessibility.

“I think I’ve been more accessible than any congressman in modern history,” Nunnelee said. “I’ve had 21 different town hall meetings in the first year in office. We’ve met with thousands of people around north Mississippi. I’ve been in and around the community whether it’s civic clubs, ball games, the grocery store, church.”

Nunnelee, of Tupelo, met with the Daily Journal editorial board Monday but was absent from a candidates’ forum held later in the day. His critics have criticized him for skipping the forum and bowing out of a debate planned for March 6.

The GOP primary is March 13.

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2/15/12