Indiana U.S. Senate candidates to debate on television

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 from a studio of public television station WFYI in Indianapolis.

The debate commission also continues to work with the three campaigns to schedule a second debate.

“The campaigns have been cooperating with us as we have been working toward scheduling two debates in recent weeks,” said Dan Byron, president of the debate commission. “We are confident we will accomplish that with the candidates, who understand the need for voters to learn their positions on domestic and international affairs so important to Indiana and the nation.”

Bayh, Young and Brenton are vying to succeed Sen. Dan Coats, a Republican who is not seeing re-election.

As with three gubernatorial debates already scheduled, members of the public can submit questions they would put to the candidates. Questions can be submitted to the IDC through its website at The debate commission will select questions on a variety of topics for use in the debates.