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University of Delaware Hosts a One-Candidate Debate for U.S. House

Published on October 19, 2014,

On October 15, the University of Delaware was the location for a debate for Delaware’s U.S. House seat. Four candidates are on the ballot: Democratic incumbent John Carney; Republican Rose Izzo; Libertarian Scott Gesty; and Green Party nominee Bernard August. Two weeks before the event, Republican nominee Izzo said she would not attend. Nevertheless, the debate sponsors refused to invite the Green and Libertarian, and went ahead with only Carney in attendance. See this story.

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West Virginia Holds Four-Party U.S. Senate Debate

Published on October 19, 2014,

On October 17, four of the five candidates for U.S. Senate in West Virginia debated each other. They were the nominees of the Democratic, Mountain, Libertarian, and Constitution Party. The Republican nominee, Congresswoman Shelly Capito, did not attend. See this story.

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Only U.S. Senate Debate in Texas Will Only be Broadcast Only in Spanish

Published on October 19, 2014,

The Republican and Democratic nominees for U.S. Senate will debate each other next week, but the only television network that expects to broadcast the debate is Univison, which will dub the voices of the candidates into Spanish. See this story.

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South Dakota Holds 4-Way U.S. Senate Debate

Published on October 19, 2014,

On October 13, the four candidates on the South Dakota ballot for U.S. Senate debated each other. See this story. The candidates are the Republican and Democratic nominees, and the two independent candidates, former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie.

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Ohio Democratic and Green Gubernatorial Nominees to Debate Each Other; No Other Ohio Gubernatorial Debate Planned

Published on October 19, 2014,

Ohio is one of only three states this year with a gubernatorial election, and in which the Democratic and Republican nominees won’t be debating each other. The other such states are Nevada and Tennessee.

However, the Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Ed FitzGerald, will debate the only other gubernatorial nominee on the ballot, Anita Rios of the Green Party, on October 22. See this story.

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Montana Holding Three-Party U.S. House Debate

Published on October 19, 2014,

The three candidates for U.S. House-at-large from Montana are debating on October 19 in Kalispell. They are the nominees of the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian Parties. See this story.