NET News will host a debate between Nebraska U.S. Senate candidates Bob Kerrey and Deb Fischer on Monday, Oct. 1st from 7 to 8 p.m. CT at the NET studios in Lincoln. It will be available live on NET1 / NET-HD television, NET Radio and at http://netNebraska.org.
The debate will be the third between the two candidates competing for the Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Ben Nelson. Kerrey, a Democrat, and Fischer, a Republican, met for a debate in August at the Nebraska State Fair, and are also scheduled for a debate in Omaha on Sept. 28th, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber and KETV Television.
The NET News debate will be moderated by NET News Director Dennis Kellogg. It will feature a panel of three Nebraska journalists; both candidates will also have the opportunity to ask one question of each other. Questions will also come from the NET News "Voter Voices" election project, which in partnership with libraries across the state encourages Nebraskans to send in video of their comments on election issues and ask questions of the Senate candidates. Those comments will be featured in a one-hour "Voter Voices" television special on Friday, Oct. 19th at 7 p.m. CT, as well as in the debate.
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