Tonight is the big debate in the 1st Congressional District race, the sole statewide televised debate of the campaign. It starts at 8 p.m. Mountain time, 7 p.m. Pacific, at the Idaho Capitol Auditorium. In addition to taking place before a live audience, the debate will be broadcast live statewide on Idaho Public Television. It’s part of the “Idaho Debates,” sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Idaho Press Club; there’s more info here.
Incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick and GOP challenger Raul Labrador got the sparks going when they faced off yesterday on a “town hall” debate on KBOI radio in Boise. In tonight’s debate, I’m on the reporter panel, along with Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey and Associated Press reporter Todd Dvorak. Got suggestions on questions for the candidates? Post ‘em here before 4 p.m. today.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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