Debates for U.S. Reps Oct.7

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Candidates for U.S. Representative from Indiana's 8th Congressional

District will debate in Vincennes on Oct. 7.

Congressman Brad Ellsworth,

D-Evansville, and Mr. Greg Goode, a Republican from Terre Haute, will debate.

The League of Women Voters of Knox County (Vincennes), Southwest Indiana (Evansville), Vigo County (Terre Haute) and Greencastle will host the live televised debate at 7 p.m. The debate site will the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center at Vincennes University.

The following television stations will televise the debate live: WVUT (PBS) Vincennes, WNIN (PBS) Evansville, and both WTWO (NBC) and WTHI (CBS) Terre Haute. In addition, the debate will be aired on the Public Radio stations in those markets.

The debate format and rules were designed by the League of Women Voters with the goal of providing maximum time for both candidates to answer questions for the live television audience.

The debate date, format and rules have been agreed upon by both campaigns. This will be the only debate between the candidates.

The League of Women Voters is a community based nonpartisan political organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our system of government and public policies through education and advocacy.

The League promotes active and informed citizen participation in government.

As agreed to by both campaigns, seating for the debate at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center will be by invitation only.

Please call Leslie Hanson at 653-4834 if you would like to receive a ticket.

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  • Although I won't be able to attend, I'd like to ask two questions:

    Both Candidates: Is there any part of our lives that government shouldn't control, and what are you doing to get the government out of it?

    Brad, for three generations the men in my family took the same oath as politicians. Where we pledged before god to protect and defend the Constitution with our lives, you only need to protect it with a vote. With a voting record only 10% Constitutional, how can you convince me that you take your oath as seriously as those of us who wore or wear a military uniform?

    -- Posted by VonMises on Thu, Sep 25, 2008, at 11:19 AM
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