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As Nov. 3 draws closer, voters can expect multiple opportunities to hear from candidates in upcoming forums and debates. Check back often at idahopress.com for a list of local candidate forums.Idaho Press media partner KTVB is hosting a debate Oct. 14 with U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, and Democrat Aaron Swisher, candidates for Idaho’s 2nd congressional district. Swisher is running for a second time against incumbent Simpson, who is seeking reelection for his 11th term.

This debate will be live at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, at Channel 7.2 and on KTVB’s website, mobile app and YouTube channel. It will air again at 7 p.m. Oct. 16, on KTVB Channel 7.

In the 1st congressional district, Democrat Rudy Soto is challenging Republican Rep. Russ Fulcher. Democrat Paulette Jordan is challenging U.S. Sen Jim Risch for a Senate seat. Soto and Jordan agreed to take part in a live KTVB debate with their opponents, but those debates will not take place because Fulcher and Risch declined.

Idaho Reports: Idaho Debates

This year, the Idaho Debates is temporarily shifting formats, according to the website, with candidates responding to Q&A’s remotely via video teleconferencing.

2020 Idaho Debates Q&As:

Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. – Fulcher, Soto and Libertarian candidate Joe Evans are scheduled to appear in the Idaho Congressional District 1 debate, moderated by Marcia Franklin.

Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. – Simpson and Swisher are scheduled to appear in the Idaho Congressional District 2 debate, moderated by Franklin.

Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. – Risch, Jordan and Independent candidate Natalie Fleming are scheduled to appear in the U.S. Senate debate, moderated by Melissa Davlin.

Meridian Chamber of Commerce: Virtual candidate forums

All forums will be live streamed by the Meridian Chamber of Commerce on Facebook and YouTube.District 14: 2 p.m. Oct. 6

District 22: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7Ada County Commissioners: 2 p.m. Oct. 8

District 21: 2 p.m. Oct. 13

District 20: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Questions can be asked in the comments section during the live stream or you may submit questions in advance by emailing vote@meridianchamber.org.

More information: meridianchamber.org.

Send your candidate forum information to newsroom@idahopress.com.

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