Bennion to Moderate Republican Senate Debate
Professor of Political Science and Director of the American Democracy Project Elizabeth Bennion has been selected as the moderator of the upcoming televised debate between the candidates for U.S. Senate in the Indiana Republican primary. The one-hour debate will be held on April 18 at public television station WFYI in Indianapolis beginning at 7 p.m. (EDT). A live feed of the telecast will be made available to television stations statewide.
The announcement about the debate was made by the Indiana Debate Commission after reaching an agreement with candidates Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young. Bennion has been teaching at IU South Bend since 1999 and hosts the weekly television show “Politically Speaking” on WNIT, the public broadcasting station in South Bend.
Voters have the opportunity to submit questions that will be considered for the debate. Questions can be submitted through the IDC’s website at www.indianadebatecommission.com
Stutzman has been the U.S. representative for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District since 2010. Young has served in the U.S. House since 2011 as representative of Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. They are vying for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, also a Republican. The winner of the primary will go on to the general election in November.
The Indiana Debate Commission is a nonpartisan, statewide group of citizen and media affiliates dedicated to promoting debates at the state level. The volunteer commission, incorporated in 2007 and organized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, works with candidates, sponsors, venues and citizen groups to promote open and unbiased debates for Hoosier voters. For more information visit www.indianadebatecommission.com