The Indiana Debate Commission has made the dates for three gubernatorial debates official. Democratic John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell will all participate in the televised debates.
The first debate, which was previously announced, will take place September 27 at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis. The debate commission says it will be held in the style of a town hall meeting attended only by high school students, teachers and administrators. The debate will be webcast live by WFYI-TV to schools throughout the state and made available to television stations for later broadcasts.
The second debate will take place October 3 in Ransburg Auditorium on the campus of the University of Indianapolis and will focus on jobs and the economy. The third debate will take place at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville on October 25 and will focus on health and social issues.
Both the second and third debates will be broadcast live on television from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be no tickets available to the general public for the first debate, while tickets for the second debate are available through the University of Indianapolis. Ticket information for the third debate will be announced soon.
The Indiana Debate Commission says it is also working to arrange two televised debates among U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Evan Bayh, Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.