Friday, September 26, 2014
Bringing Candidate Debates to Duluth
It is an ambitious undertaking to schedule and host political candidate debates. The challenge is amplified when the debates involve high profile, major campaigns for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress and the Minnesota Governor. It was a challenging endeavor to have the candidate campaign teams agree to a time, venue and format for the debates.
The Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Duluth News Tribune met the challenge of arranging for the debates. We are pleased and proud to be cohosting these remarkable gatherings. We will do so at 8:00 a.m., at the Duluth Playhouse Theatre, on these dates:
· October 1 – U.S. Senate, State of Minnesota
· October 7 - U.S. Congress, 8th Congressional District
· October 14 – Minnesota Governor
Earlier this month, the Chamber accepted registrations to attend the debates.
Community members responded quickly to this unique opportunity to spend time with the candidates. We rapidly reached our attendance capacity. This strong interest in learning more about the candidates reinforced Duluth’s reputation as a politically savvy and engaged community.
The Tribune, the Chamber, and our friends from the local broadcast community are marshalling our resources to make these timely and valuable debates available to you. It is now up to you to access the debates through the Tribune, or through the television and radio providers of your choice. Please watch for broadcast-related announcements to be made prior to the debates or inquire with your favorite media outlets.
This is an exciting opportunity to tune in and stay informed.
David Ross, President & CEO
posted by David Ross
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