(EARLY, IA) – Congressman Steve King (R-Kiron) today announced his intention to participate in at least eight debates across the 4th Congressional District, with at least two in the Lincoln Douglas format.
“Voters want us to debate the issues. Since I first challenged my opponent to a series of six debates in March, the response from the voters of the 4th District has been overwhelmingly positive,” said King. “The response has been so great, I’m agreeing to two additional debates – to make sure the entire district has the opportunity to learn exactly where we stand on the issues. I am confident our two campaigns will iron out the final details for a series of eight or more debates providing voters with numerous opportunities to hear about our visions for our district, state, and nation.”
Congressman King has agreed to the following debates against his opponent, Christie Vilsack:
1. WHO radio debate, July 30, 2012 at 7 p.m., with moderator(s) to be determined
2. Iowa Central Community College debate, Fort Dodge, August 22, 2012, time, and moderator(s) to be determined
3. Clay County Fair debate, Spencer, September 8, 2012, time, location, and moderator(s) to be determined
4. Ames Tribune, Ames Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters of Ames and Iowa State University’s Committee on Lectures debate at Iowa State University, Saturday, September 22, 2012, time to be determined (Lincoln Douglas format)
5. Morningside College debate, Sioux City, open to all media outlets, September 29, 2012, time and moderator(s) to be determined
6. Santa Maria Vineyard and Winery debate, Carroll, October 25, 2012, time and moderator(s) to be determined
7. Mason City Globe Gazette/KGLO/KIMT debate, Mason City, Thursday, November 1, 2012, with time, location and moderator(s) to be determined
8. Northwestern College debate, Orange City, date, time and moderator(s) to be determined
Representatives of King for Congress look forward to working out the details, including dates, times, formats, and moderators with the Vilsack campaign.
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