Candidates' Debate

2:45 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

4th District State Representative Debate: Lynn Bechler v Jarrod Jackson

Lynn Bechler (left) Todd Hatton and Jarrod Jackson (right)
Credit WKMS

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. 

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1:51 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

3rd District State House Debate: Gerald Watkins v Randy Bridges

State Rep Gerald Watkins (left); Randy Bridges (right);
Credit 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. 

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3:33 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Listen to our Hopkinsville Mayoral Candidate Forum

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:

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9:07 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Centre College Cancels McConnell-Grimes Senate Debate Efforts

Centre College President John Roush

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 6:18 pm

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.

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11:02 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Raises Stakes on Senate Debates

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes

Originally published on Thu June 5, 2014 11:52 am

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.

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9:31 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Illinois’ 12th Congressional District Debate Tonight

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.