SIERRA VISTA — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Timothy Bee, her challenger in the 8th Congressional District, face off Tuesday evening for their second of three debates.
Giffords, a Democrat, is seeking a second term. Bee, a Republican and the state Senate president, wants to wrest the seat from her. The debate takes place at Buena High School in Sierra Vista.
In their Sept. 14 debate at the University of Arizona, both emphasized the need for and their ability to be bipartisan.
They focused then largely on energy prices and changing energy policy. They clashed over legislative earmarks to finance projects that some in Congress, including Giffords, have used to circumvent the traditional appropriations mechanism.