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WFPL to Host Metro Council Debate

by Gabe Bullard on May 10, 2012

WFPL is hosting a debate featuring the candidates for the Louisville Metro Council’s District 1 seat.

The debate will be in the Louisville Public Media performance studio on May 15th at 6pm. It will be hosted by WFPL’s Political Editor Phillip M. Bailey and LEO Weekly’s Anne Marshall.

Candidates who will attend include:

  • Incumbent Attica Woodson Scott
  • Rosa Macklin
  • James Ponder
  • Steven Colston

The other two candidates have been invited and we are awaiting their response. All of the candidates are in Democratic primary, which is May 22nd. No Republican is vying for the seat.

The event is open to the public and to the press.

Our address is 619 S. 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202

UPDATE: James Ponder announced Friday he has dropped out of the District 1 race.

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U of L, Bellarmine Participate in “The Great Debate”

by Devin Katayama April 10, 2012

The University of Louisville is hosting a regional debate this Thursday that centers on race in politics, culture and class in the Obama era. U of L will face off against Bellarmine University and Tennessee State University. Teams will argue from one of three perspectives including Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. or a synthesis […]

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Candidates Again Clash on Economy in Final Gubernatorial Debate

by admin November 1, 2011

by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The economy dominated an often contentious gubernatorial debate hosted last night by Kentucky Educational Television. It was the second time all three candidates appeared together in a forum. Incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear has declined to attend several other debates. As he has previously, the governor repeated that, thanks to […]

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Gubernatorial Debate Tonight at 7 pm

by Gabe Bullard October 11, 2011

For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith last appeared together in early August at the Fancy Farm picnic. Beshear has drawn criticism for refusing to attend debates and forums with his opponents. And […]

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Members of Commission on Presidential Debates Visit Centre, EKU

by Gabe Bullard May 26, 2011

Eastern Kentucky University and Centre College in Kentucky have both been visited by members of the Commission on Presidential Debates. The two institutions both applied to host debates in next year’s presidential race. Officials with the schools confirmed today that members of the commission visited both campuses to tour potential venues. At EKU, the venue […]

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IU Seeking to Host Presidential Debate

by Gabe Bullard April 12, 2011

Indiana University has applied to host a 2012 presidential debate. The school also applied in 2008, but was unsuccessful. Eastern Kentucky University and Centre College have also applied to host debates.

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Williams Challenges Beshear to Debate on Medicaid, Beshear Says Williams Should “Do His Job”

by Tony McVeigh March 14, 2011

Governor Beshear is flying around the state, trying to drum up support for his plan to balance Medicaid within the Medicaid budget. The Republican-controlled Senate wants across-the-board cuts to state agencies. Senate President David Williams says the governor should return home and debate him on Kentucky Educational Televsion.

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Paul Will Debate Conway On KET

by Gabe Bullard October 22, 2010

Kentucky Republican US Senate candidate Rand Paul says he will keep his commitment to debate Democrat Jack Conway on statewide television Monday night. Paul, a Tea Party favorite, had threatened to pull out of the KET appearance in light of Conway’s much talked about “Aqua Buddha” ad.

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Fischer And Heiner Discuss Endorsements At Debate

by Gabe Bullard October 21, 2010

The two candidates for Louisville Metro Mayor met for another debate Thursday, this time at the Rotary Club’s weekly meeting. The candidates spent several minutes discussing the politics of independent candidate Jackie Green’s decision to endorse Democrat Greg Fischer.

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Paul And Conway Focus On Criticisms During Debate

by Gabe Bullard October 17, 2010

The two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate debated at the University of Louisville Sunday night. It was one of the most contentious meetings yet between Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul.

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