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  • Left: Evan Bayh; Center: Lucy Benton; Right: Todd Young
September 22, 2016 10:18 AM

Debate set for Senate candidates

Brian Francisco | The Journal Gazette

The three candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat from Indiana have agreed to participate in a televised debate on Oct. 18, the Indiana Debate Commission announced Thursday morning.

The debate will be broadcast live from 7 to 8 p.m. from Indianapolis public TV station WFYI, which will provide a live feed of the debate to other TV stations that wish to carry it.

The debate commission said in a news release it is continuing to work with the campaigns of Democrat Evan Bayh, Libertarian Lucy Brenton and Republican Todd Young to schedule a second debate. Commission member Keith Robinson said in a phone interview that IPFW's Rhinehart Music Center in Fort Wayne would be the prospective host if a date can be agreed to.

People can submit questions for the candidates at http://indianadebatecommission.com. The debate commission said it will select questions on a variety of topics for the Oct. 18 debate.

Bayh, Brenton and Young seek to replace retiring Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., in the Nov. 8 election.

bfrancisco@jg.net