Candidates' Debate

composite: Conway (Gage Skidmore / Flickr (Creative Commons License); Bevin: Alix Mattingly

Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway has agreed to participate in a series of debates with GOP candidate Matt Bevin.  

The Conway campaign accepted invitations to six joint appearances throughout the state before the Nov 3 election.


The candidates for Kentucky’s 4th District House of Representatives seat differ on the future of higher education funding in the commonwealth.

Democrat Jarrod Jackson and incumbent Republican Lynn Bechler debated for a half hour at the WKMS studios on subjects ranging from stimulating job creation, combating the state’s 18 percent jobless rate, funding the Affordable Care Act and reforming the Kentucky tax system. 

Lance Dennee

  The two candidates for Kentucky's 3rd District House seat met this morning in a debate hosted by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Listen to our Hopkinsville Mayoral Forum with the three candidates running for office this November. We broadcast this forum live at noon on September 5 from the Murray State Regional Campus multi-purpose room. The complete audio is now online:

Centre College has canceled its efforts to host a Kentucky U.S. Senate debate between Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The decision comes days after Centre launched an online campaign asking voters to help persuade both campaigns to agree to their Sept. 2 date.

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes wants to debate Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell across Kentucky, and before an audience.

Grimes outlined her criteria for debates—and accepted McConnell's challenge for a possible debate series—in a letter sent Thursday to the Republican Senate leader.

Voters in Southern Illinois’ 12th Congressional District will have their first chance to see the three candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives go toe to toe tonight in Carbondale.  The candidates' debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. and features Republican Jason Plummer, Democrat Bill Enyart and the Green Party's Paula Bradshaw. The event will be at WSIU-TV on the Southern Illinois University campus. Reporters from The Belleville News-Democrat, the Southern Illinoisan and WSIU will moderate.