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.
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
District 22: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7Ada County Commissioners: 2 p.m. Oct. 8
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More information: meridianchamber.org.
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