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SupCourt hopefuls to face off tonight at 8 in televised debate

The set for tonight's
The set for tonight's "Idaho Debate," which will feature the four candidates vying for an opening on the Idaho Supreme Court (Idaho Public TV)

Tonight at 8, viewers across the state will have the opportunity to see all four of the candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court debate head-to-head as part of the “Idaho Debates” on Idaho Public Television. The four hopefuls – Rupert attorney Robyn Brody, Court of Appeals Judge Sergio Gutierrez, state Sen. Curt McKenzie, and Deputy Idaho Attorney General Clive Strong – will face off in an hour-long debate, co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club, the League of Women Voters of Idaho, the Boise State University School of Public Service and Idaho Public TV. It’ll air on Idaho Public TV statewide at 8 p.m., in both the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

After it airs, the debate will be available for viewing online here; it also will re-air on Tuesday on Idaho Public TV’s World channel, at 6 p.m. MT, 5 p.m. Pacific.

Tonight’s debate will be moderated by Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public Television. Three reporters on a panel will pose questions to the candidates; they include Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press, Bill Dentzer of the Idaho Statesman and myself. The election is May 17.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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