MPT hosts U. S. Senate debate
Owings Mills, MD – Maryland voters can see candidates for the U.S. Senate address the issues when Maryland Public Television (MPT) hosts a live debate on Monday, October 18, at 7 p.m.
The Democratic nominee, incumbent Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, and the Republican nominee, State Senator E.J. Pipkin, have agreed to participate. The debate will also include any other candidates who demonstrate viability by showing 15 percent support or more in a recognized independent statewide poll.
“We are proud to co-sponsor this important debate with Maryland Public Television,” says League of Women Voters of Maryland President Judith Morenoff. “This televised debate will allow voters the opportunity to observe and make face-to-face comparisons of the candidates and their positions on the issues. The debate for U.S. Senate candidates is part of the League’s ongoing voter service activities which also include the publication of a voter’s guide, local candidate forums and DNet - the League’s online voters’ guide at www.dnet.org.”
Each candidate will make an opening statement. Following opening statements, candidates will respond to questions from by a panel of journalists. Each candidate will also have an opportunity for a closing statement. Jeff Salkin moderates.
MPT is a national leader in the production of broadcast programming for public television. MPT’s local/regional television credits include public affairs, original performance, documentary, and entertainment programs for the citizens of Maryland. Beyond broadcast, MPT creates instructional videos, develops training, and builds Internet sites that serve tens of thousands of students, teachers, and child-care providers annually. MPT outreach activities, especially relating to arts, culture, and history, take place in all areas of the state to further fulfill MPT’s mission to engage, enlighten, and entertain. For more information on MPT visit mpt.org.
Let me know who wins the deabte!