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Verbatim: Senate debate airs tonight on C-SPAN

Statement issued Tuesday:

VINCENNES, Ind. – The U.S. Senate debate featuring former Republican Senator Dan Coats, Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth, and Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris that took place at Vincennes University on Oct. 25 will be broadcast tonight (Oct. 26) on C-SPAN beginning at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). Video of the debate is available on C-SPAN’s website,

Television production of the debate was provided by VU’s WVUT-TV staff and VU students majoring in Broadcast Production. The WVUT broadcast was made available to stations throughout the state and to national outlets such as C-SPAN.

Sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission, the one-hour live broadcast was moderated by Anne Ryder, a freelance television journalist, magazine columnist, and national speaker.

Questions for the three candidates were submitted to the Commission by voters and those selected were invited to join the live broadcast in Vincennes and to ask their questions.

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College

VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additional sites such as the Indianapolis International Airport. VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering 200 associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and, science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 24 other states, and 26 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at

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