The Journal Gazette
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:50 am

Debate dates set for U.S. Senate candidates

The Journal Gazette

Candidates for a U.S. Senate seat from Indiana will debate Oct. 8 and Oct. 30, the Indiana Debate Commission announced Tuesday. 

The non-partisan commission said the second debate will be at 7 p.m. in the Toby Theater at Newfields at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. 

The commission was offering the public 450 tickets today to the Indianapolis debate at It later said all the tickets had been claimed within about two hours after they had been made available. 

The Indy Chamber and AARP-Indiana are providing financial support, and WFYI-TV is managing the broadcast production, which will be made available to media outlets throughout the state. Broadcasters and online streaming services will include C-SPAN. 

The Oct. 8 debate will be in northwest Indiana. The commission said it will soon announce the location and ticket information. 

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly of Granger is being challenged in the Nov. 6 general election by Republican Mike Braun of Jasper and Libertarian Lucy Brenton of Indianapolis. All three will participate in both debates, the commission said.

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