Indiana Debate Commission: News

An overview of the 2016 debate season

November 21, 2016—Before closing the books on the 2016 elections, the Indiana Debate Commission is proud to provide a summary of its work to provide open-access, voter-focused debates in statewide campaigns. This year the commission organized a Republican Senate primary debate, three gubernatorial debates, and one general election U.S.... [ more]

Indiana U.S. Senate candidates to debate on television

September 22, 2016—INDIANAPOLIS – The Democratic, Republican and Libertarian candidates for U.S. senator in Indiana have agreed to meet Oct. 18 in a televised debate organized by the Indiana Debate Commission. The debate among Democrat Evan Bayh, Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Lucy Brenton will be broadcast live 7-8 p.m. EDT... [ more]

Dates set for 3 Indiana gubernatorial debates

September 21, 2016—INDIANAPOLIS – The Democratic, Republican and Libertarian candidates for governor of Indiana have agreed to debate three times in televised debates organized by the Indiana Debate Commission. Participating will be Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell. The first debate, previously... [ more]

Planning underway for three gubernatorial debates

August 23, 2016—INDIANAPOLIS – The three major candidates for governor of Indiana have expressed their interest in participating in three debates the Indiana Debate Commission is organizing. The first is scheduled for Sept. 27 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. In keeping with the IDC’s motto of “Putting Voters... [ more]

U.S. Senate candidates agree to televised debate April 18

April 1, 2016—The Indiana Debate Commission will conduct a televised Republican primary debate between U.S. Senate candidates Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young on April 18. An agreement with the candidates was reached Friday. The one-hour debate will be broadcast from a studio at public television station WFYI in Indianapolis... [ more]

Indiana Debate Commission Preparing for Televised Debates in 2016

October 13, 2015—The Indiana Debate Commission is gearing up for televised political debates for U.S. Senate and governor next year, continuing its work as one of the nation’s only nonpartisan debate groups composed of citizen groups and news media. The IDC also has a new slate of officers who will guide the organization through the... [ more]

The Indiana Debate Commission Thanks Scores of Volunteers

October 26, 2012—The Indiana Debate Commission wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations. Without their continuing support, the commission’s work to provide extensive coverage of debates with statewide candidates would not be possible. Listings are by city locations for the fall debates as they occurred this 2012... [ more]

Indiana Debate Commission Completes Fall Debate Schedule

September 11, 2012—Hoosier voters can now submit questions to the Indiana Debate Commission for consideration to be asked of candidates in the governor’s race and U.S. Senate race. As many as 2,500 free seats will be available at venues across the state of Indiana that have agreed to donate their facilities. Indiana voters are invited... [ more]

Venue Submissions Closed for Fall 2012 Debates

July 27, 2012—The Indiana Debate Commission has closed its venue submissions for the 2012 fall debates. The commission would like to thank 21 public and private venues across the state of Indiana whose owners and managers have asked to be considered. The commission requires facilities to be donated and also for technical... [ more]

Indiana Gubernatorial Candidates Have Agreed to Three Debates

July 5, 2012—Indiana’s three gubernatorial candidates have committed to three televised debates this fall through the Indiana Debate Commission. Candidates include Democrat John Gregg, Republican Mike Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham. The commission is also opening up the process for venues to apply and be considered for the... [ more]