The Indiana Debate Commission has selected two Hoosier academics as moderators of its upcoming gubernatorial debates scheduled in October.
The Indiana Debate Commission, the first independent debate commission of its kind in the United States, is now accepting questions from Hoosier voters who want to pose questions to Indiana’s three gubernatorial candidates who are on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The Indiana Debate Commission will host two debates in this fall’s general election for the governor’s office. The debates, to be held October 20 and October 27, will include all three candidates on the ballot, incumbent Gov. Eric Holcomb and challengers Woodrow Myers (D) and Donald Rainwater (L).
The nation’s only standing debate commissions met in Cleveland in August 2019 for a two-day summit with select invites to 40 people. The goal of the first-of-its kind event was to analyze past practices with an eye to the future. The Indiana Debate Commission is the oldest of the groups, with Ohio being the youngest. Indiana Debate Commission participants included President Gerry Lanosga and Vice President Elizabeth Bennion. Other delegates came from Washington and Utah.
UPDATE: All 415 public tickets for the October 8 U.S. Senate debate in Westville have been claimed. Details for the debate were announced this morning. For those who cannot attend in person, C-SPAN will be carrying the debate live and the debate commission will stream live. Tickets were also claimed in a similar short window for the second Senate debate scheduled for October 30 in Indianapolis.
UPDATE: All 450 public tickets for the October 30 U.S. Senate debate in Indianapolis have been claimed as of 12:30 p.m. today. “This is not unusual and does reflect the keen interest in this debate coming up,” said Gerry Lanosga, debate commission president. Details for the debate were announced this morning and tickets were all claimed in less than three hours. In the past, the commission has also experienced quick claims on tickets made available either at physical box offices or online. For those who cannot attend in person, C-SPAN will be carrying the debate live and the debate commission will stream live. Tickets were also claimed in a similar short window for a 2016 gubernatorial debate at the University of Southern Indiana.
The Indiana Debate Commission will host two live audience debates for the United States Senate election in 2018. To preserve decorum during the debates and allow for a high-quality live broadcast feed, we ask that audience members comply with the following rules.
The Indiana Debate Commission will host two statewide televised debates this fall in one of the nation’s most highly anticipated mid-term elections for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat.