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The Journal Gazette

Monday, April 09, 2018 6:40 pm

Organizer invites questions for Senate debate

Journal Gazette

The Indiana Debate Commission is inviting voters' questions for its April 30 debate for candidates seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Indiana.

The nonpartisan commission said Monday that people who submit questions might be invited to ask them during the hourlong televised debate at Indianapolis TV station WFYI.

Two of three GOP Senate candidates have agreed to take part: Jasper business owner Mike Braun and U.S. Rep. Luke Messer of Greensburg. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita of Brownsburg has said he will not participate; the commission said Monday its invitation to Rokita remains open.

The commission also said free broadcast satellite feeds and web streams will be made available to all news media, including college and high school media associations.

Debates involving all three candidates are planned for Sunday in Indianapolis and April 23 in Fort Wayne.