Three debates are scheduled between 2 term Democratic CD 8 Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her two challengers, Republican Jesse Kelly (project manager for family contracting business) and Libertarian Dr. Steve Stoltz (an engineer at Raytheon). The events are listed below, followed by the candidates’ campaign websites & photos.
1) AZ-08 General Election Debate hosted by the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) in partnership with KUAT and Cox Communications. Panel of Journalists to question the candidates: Christopher Conover, Arizona Public Media; Dan Shearer, Green Valley News & Sun; Jim Nintzel (Tucson Weekly), and Emily Fritze of ASUA.
Monday, October 18, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
University of Arizona – Student Union, 3rd Floor Grand Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.
Arizona Public Media will air the Arizona Congressional District 8 Debate live at 7PM on PBS-HD Channel 6, NPR-KUAZ 89.1FM/1550AM, and online at http://ondemand.azpm.org
2) AZ-08 General Election Debate hosted by the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, October 20, 5:30 p.m.
Buena High School Performing Arts Center
5225 E. Buena School Road, Sierra Vista, AZ
3) AZ-08 General Election Debate on KUAT’s Arizona Illustrated (www.azpm.org)
Friday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
The debate will air Friday evening for one hour as part of the regularly scheduled Arizona Illustrated program on KUAT Channel 6.
Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords (D): www.gabriellegiffords.com
Jesse Kelly (R), www.votejessekelly.com
Dr. Steve Stoltz (L): www.stevestoltzforcongress.com
CD 8 registered voters at time of 8/24/10 primary:
Democrats 139,982, Libertarians 2826, Republicans 157,327, Greens 832, Others 120,772 for a total of 421,739 registered voters. Update of # of voters for General Election not available online from Sec. of State’s website.
CD 8 encompasses all of Cochise county, and parts of Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties (see wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arizona%27s_8th_congressional_district)