Monday, October 25, 2010

Updated: TV6 to air 1st District Congressional Candidates debate Oct. 26

NEGAUNEE -- A debate among the six candidates for the First Congressional District seat being vacated by Congressman Bart Stupak will be broadcast from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 on TV6, WLUC.

The candidates are Republican Dan Benishek, Democrat Gary McDowell, Green Party candidate Ellis Boal, Libertarian Keith Shelton, Patrick Lambert of the U.S. Taxpayers Party, and independent Glenn Wilson.

The debate will actually occur today, Monday, and be taped for telecast Tuesday.

Questions for the candidates can be submitted online by posting a comment at

Video of the debate will be available on the TV 6 website,, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, after it airs Tuesday night.

Five of the candidates debated in Petoskey on Oct. 18. Read a brief report with some of their comments on health care, Great Lakes drilling and immigration on Interlochen Public Radio.

Interlochen Public Radio has also posted short interviews with these candidates, including the following:
Ellis Boal, Green Party, who emphasizes why he is opposed to the Kennecott sulfide mine; Gary McDowell, Democrat, who discusses taxes, the stimulus, social security and the environment; Dan Benishek, Republican, who opposes health care reform and has criticized Social Security in its present form.

Click here for an Interlochen broadcast comparing the candidates on Social Security.

See the Escanaba Daily Press for comments by five of the 1st District Congressional candidates who participated in a forum in Escanaba on Oct. 20.

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