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Healey to Smith: Challenge Accepted

Following debate challenge, Healey stands on one foot for 80 seconds

By David Wildstein, May 07 2022 4:18 pm

In their debate on Wednesday night, GOP congressional candidate Ian Smith challenged rival Bob Healey to stand up on one foot for 56 seconds.

The two candidates were sparring over Smith’s arrest on drunk driving charges in March.

“I don’t think it’s in your realm of expertise to judge whether or not I passed the sobriety test,” Smith told Healey during the New Jersey Globe/Save Jersey debate.  “I would love for you to stand up on camera and stand on one foot for 56-seconds like I did, but again, I think that’s outside of your area of expertise.

A yoga  practitioner, Healey responded by releasing a video of him doing exactly that.

“Ian, I accept your challenge,” he said.  “But just to show you that there’s no hard feelings between you and I, I want to help you out a little bit.”

Healey used an opportunity to ask Smith a question during his debate to question him about Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and what he’d do to ensure that the base never falls victim to a future base closing commission.

“I’m going to stand on one foot and give you or anyone else watching as much information about the Joint Base as I can,” Healey said.

H stood on one foot for 80 seconds as he recited information about the Joint Base.

Healey, Smith and a third candidate, Nicholas Ferrara, are facing off in the June 7 Republican primary for the chance to take on two-term Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) in New Jersey’s 3rd district.

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