KWWL, along with its sister station KTIV, will provide a joint broadcast of the Gubernatorial debate scheduled to take place October 17 in Sioux City. The debate includes the three major candidates for governor, Republican Kim Reynolds, Democrat Fred Hubbell and Libertarian Jake Porter.
In accepting the debate invitation, the Reynold’s campaign issued a statement Tuesday evening:
“I look forward to this opportunity to discuss the issues important to Iowans, and I appreciate the invitation from the sponsors. I believe these three debates will give Iowans across the state access to a vigorous debate about Iowa’s future. I hope Mr. Hubbell will join me.”
Hubbell Campaign Manager Michelle Gajewski issued the following statement the same night:
“We are proud to follow past gubernatorial precedent and agree to three debates for governor as well as one lieutenant governors debate this Fall. Altogether, these debates will take place across the state and ensure every Iowa voter is able to hear directly from all the candidates on the ballot prior to casting their vote. We call upon the Reynolds-Gregg campaign and the Porter-Gentry campaign to join us in these debates so every Iowa voter can be fully informed about their choices this November.”
The announcement comes amid ongoing disagreement between the campaigns as to where else the candidates will debate.
The October 17 debate time and where it will be held in Sioux City has yet to be determined.
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