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Commission Schedules Gubernatorial And U.S. Senate Debates

The Indiana Debate Commission has announced three gubernatorial debates and two tentative U.S. Senate debates.

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WFWA in Fort Wayne will be hosting one of the five debates.

The Indiana Debate Commission announced Tuesday three gubernatorial debates and two tentative dates for U.S. Senate debates.

The commission says ticket availability, moderators and formats will be announced at a later date.

The confirmed dates, times and locations for the gubernatorial debates with Republican Mike Pence, Libertarian Rupert Boneham and Democrat John Gregg are:

Date: Wednesday, October 10
Broadcast time: 7 p.m. EDT
City: Zionsville, Ind.
Venue: Zionsville Performing Arts Center
(live audience – seating up to 1,200)

Date: Wednesday, October 17
Broadcast time: 7 p.m. EDT
City: South Bend, Ind.
Venue: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
(live audience – seating up to 840)

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25
Broadcast time: 7 p.m. EDT
City: Fort Wayne, Ind.
Venue: WFWA-TV PBS 39
(in studio/no live audience)

Tentative dates, times and locations for the U.S. Senate debates with Republican Richard Mourdock, Libertarian Andrew Horning and Democrat Joe Donnelly are:

Date: Monday, October 15
Broadcast Time: 7 p.m. EDT
City: Indianapolis
Venue: WFYI-TV
(in studio/no live audience)

Date: Tuesday, October 23
Broadcast Time: 7 p.m. EDT

City: New Albany
Venue: Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center, Indiana University Southeast
(live audience – seating up to 500)

Indiana voters can submit questions for the gubernatorial debate and the U.S. Senate debate online. All questions will be vetted by the Indiana Debate Commission.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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