Kerry Bentivolio Hosting Online 'Town Hall' Forum on Reddit Today

Have a question for 11th Congressional Republican Candidate Kerry Bentivolio? Join him today, Monday, at noon on Reddit.com.

Kerry Bentivolio (R) will be hosting an online "town hall" forum today on reddit.com at noon.

According to a press release from Bentivolio, he will be answering as many questions as possible on the popular website.

"Depending on the volume of questions, I might not be able to answer every single one... but I'll do my best," he said in the release. "All of the questions and answers will be on the record and available for all the world to see. I've made transparency a campaign pledge, and I believe it is important for people to make informed decisions about the candidates who hope to represent them in Washington."

Bentivolio said he's happy to take any question from anyone, and that he picked Reddit as the place to host the forum because it's completely unfiltered and people can read his answers directly.

To ask a question, you will need a Reddit account. To create an account, click the link in the top right corner of the Reddit homepage.

To ask a question, go to Reddit at reddit.com/r/iama/.

For more on the 11th Congressional race check out:

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  • Bentivolio Wins Special Primary Election to Fill McCotter's Seat
  • Michigan's 11th District Congressional Races: The Basic Facts
cookiepro2 October 08, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Better than nothing, though I prefer the format where I can actually see and hear all the candidates in person answering the same questions, rather than just seeing Mr. Bentivolio's typed responses to random questions on Reddit. Here's a link to a LWV candidate forum from last Monday to see the other candidates for this office (Kerry Bentivolio was unable to attend): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fmj0NMTG8ws
Anthony Smith October 08, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Kerry you seem to have confused the mean of transparent political candidate with invisible political candidate. I do not understand how you can hold a web chat at noon on a working day when most of your voters are at work or otherwise indisposed. The idea that you can hide behind a chat room where anyone can type in your response to filtered questions is ridicules If this is how you intend to behave before you have been elected god only knows what kind of congressmen you will be. Kerry, if you can not fulfill the role of political candidate for congressman how do you hope to fill the much harder role of congressman.?
Herb Helzer October 11, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Mr. Bentivolio, how can you expect to represent and serve the people of the 11th Congressional District when you actively refuse to see or talk to them without some "filter" (such as a closed-door fundraiser or hiding in a chat room)? A person who wants to be a member of Congress shouldn't FEAR his own constituents. A candidate for federal office shouldn't malign nonpartisan groups like the League of Women Voters, when they're only trying to do what they've done for a century -- bring together candidates for high office so voters can hear them and ask questions. I want my Congressman to be open and transparent -- one who pledges to work with colleagues of BOTH parties, not hide behind Tea Party ultimatums while taking orders from the bored Texas college student bankrolling your campaign through his "Liberty For All" Super PAC. In other words, I want my Congressman to be Dr. Syed Taj in 2013; and David Curson to complete the 2012 term.


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