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A debate has been set for April 6 in Mountain Home for Democratic candidates for the open congressional seat in the 1st District.

Maybe they could add a half-hour for the Democratic Senate candidates.

SPEAKING OF WHICH: The Washington Post is soliciting votes for a Senate race to get national TV time, as the Florida race did. The Lincoln-Halter race included.

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MOUNTAIN HOME--The Baxter County Democrats and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, in cooperation with KTLO Radio and the Baxter Bulletin, have announced a debate for the Democratic candidates in Arkansas’ First District congressional race. The debate is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, from 7:00-8:00pm in the McMullin Lecture Hall on the campus of Arkansas State University, Mountain Home.
 
Bob Knight of KTLO Radio will moderate the debate between candidates Steve Bryles, Chad Causey, David Cook, Terry Green, Ben Ponder, and Tim Wooldridge. The debate will focus on the topics of healthcare, the economy, and foreign policy. Each candidate will be allowed to make a one minute opening statement and a two minute closing statement. Each candidate will also be asked to respond to three questions related to the debate’s topics and formulated by the editorial staffs of KTLO and the Baxter Bulletin. Candidate answers to those questions will be limited to about one minute each.
 
Admission is free and seating is available on a first come, first seated basis with a few seats being reserved for each candidate’s representatives or family. The debate will be broadcast by KTLO and covered in the Baxter Bulletin’s print and online editions.
 
Mountain Home, which has never before produced a congressional candidate, boasts two candidates in the Democratic primary, Green and Ponder. According to Ponder, the debate provides voters in North Central Arkansas with an unprecedented opportunity to participate in the electoral process. He added, “Debates are so important in tumultuous times like these. We need to get our ideas and solutions out on the table to make sure that we’re electing the right people to represent us in Washington.”

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