Although the week has been dominated by Presidential, U.S. Senate and Gubernatorial debates, the two candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction will meet Friday for their first and only debate in Ft. Wayne.
Republican, Dr. Tony Bennett and Democrat Glenda Ritz will debate.on Northeast Indiana Public Radio on Friday October 26, 2012, at 7:00 PM in the Northeast Indiana Public Radio studios.
The debate will be divided into three parts - Round 1 of questions, Round 2 of questions, and closing statements. During the first round, the moderator will ask a question of one of the candidates and the other candidate will have the opportunity to ask a follow-up question of the candidate who was asked the question. During the second round, the moderator will ask questions that are more specific than the questions in Round 1 and will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on seeking clarification of statements and claims made during the campaign and/or debate.
Northeast Indiana Public Radio will broadcast the debate in its entirety and will make it available at www.nipr.fm. There will not be an audience.
The sponsors of the debate are Northeast Indiana Public Radio, IPFW, and the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.