Sen. Joyce Elliott, the Democrat, and Tim Griffin, the Republican, will meet for a debate at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at the Statehouse Convention Center in a program put on by the Clinton School and the Political Animals Club. KTHV's Craig O'Neill will moderate.
Maybe somebody will bring up caging. Bring a lunch or buy one for $20 from the Peabody Hotel.
ALSO: Another 1st District debate has been announced, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Jonesboro. It will be broadcast several ways, including by an ASU webcast.
ALSO: I'm reminded that North Little Rock young professionals will sponsor a 2nd District forum at noon Thursday, Oct. 21, at the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Bank of the Ozarks Conference Center-2nd floor, at 100 Main Street, North Little Rock. A lunch will be served at 11:30 and candidate remarks begin at noon. To attend, you have to RSVP by calling (501) 372-5959 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three competitors who are seeking the 1st Congressional District seat in the Nov. 2 general election ballot will discuss current issues in a live broadcast forum Thursday on the Arkansas State University campus.
Green Party candidate Ken Adler, Democratic nominee Chad Causey and Republican nominee Rick Crawford all have accepted invitations to participate in the program. They are running for Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District seat, which became open earlier this year when Rep. Marion Berry decided not to seek re-election to the seat he has held since 1997.
Thursday night’s program will be broadcast live on ASU-TV, Channel 18 on the Jonesboro Suddenlink cable network, and on KASU, 91.9 FM. The KASU signal is available worldwide through Internet streaming at KASU.org. The program will also be replayed later on Channel 18.
The 90-minute forum will take place in the ASU-TV studio, located in the Education-Communications Building, starting at 6:30 p.m.
The candidates will field questions from a panel of journalists, including Jonesboro Sun Editor Roy Ockert Jr.; KASU’s local host of “Morning Edition” Mark Smith; and senior radio-television major Shannon O’Nale from Cabot, who is the student station manager of ASU-TV. The moderator will be Dr. Richard Wang, chairman of the ASU Department of Political Science.
The debate is a joint production of The Sun, the ASU Department of Political Science, ASU-TV and KASU radio.
Limited seating is available in the studio audience on a first-come, first-served basis. The studio will be opened at 5:30 p.m. and closed for final preparations at 6:15.