The two candidates for Idaho Secretary of State, Republican Lawerence Denney and Democrat Holli Woodings, will face off in a live debate tonight on Idaho Public Television; it’s part of the Idaho Debates, co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the League of Women Voters of Idaho and broadcast statewide on Idaho PTV. The hour-long debate will start at 7 p.m.
Also tonight, the sole debate in Idaho’s race for the U.S. Senate this year will air on KTVB-TV in Boise at 9 p.m.; that debate features incumbent GOP Sen. Jim Risch and Democratic challenger Nels Mitchell. After it airs tonight on KTVB Channel 7, re-broadcasts are planned.
Thursday at noon, GOP Gov. Butch Otter will debate Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff at the Idaho Falls City Club; the City Club of Boise will offer a simulcast for its members in Boise at the Owyhee Plaza.
Then, Thursday night, the candidates for Idaho’s 1st District congressional seat – incumbent GOP Rep. Raul Labrador and Democratic challenger Shirley Ringo – will debate on Idaho Public TV at 7 p.m. as part of the Idaho Debates. At 8:30, the two candidates for Idaho state treasurer, incumbent Ron Crane and Democratic challenger Deborah Silver, also will debate in the Idaho Debates, with the face-off airing statewide on Idaho Public TV.