Thursday, December 12, 2013
Got a little debate withdrawal now that the all the presidential debates are over?
Never fear. You can get your fix of zingers and talking points this week with three debates – two on TV and one on radio – between Maine's U.S. Senate candidates.
WCSH-6 will broadcast its live debate Monday at 7 p.m.
WMTW-8 will broadcast its live debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.
MPBN will hold a debate Thursday at 8 p.m. and broadcast it live on radio. MPBN will rebroadcast it on the radio several times in the days before the election and broadcast it on television Friday at 9 p.m. and next Sunday at 5 p.m.
The three major candidates, Independent Angus King, Republican Charlie Summers and Democrat Cynthia Dill, are expected to participate. The three other independent candidates, Steve Woods, Andrew Ian Dodge and Danny Dalton, also will get some statewide exposure with days left before Election Day.
Open Season targets all of Maine's political wildlife, from Portland city government to the donkeys, elephants and independents stalking the Statehouse and U.S. Capitol.
John Richardson joined the Press Herald in 1990 after working as a reporter in New Jersey. He has covered a variety of beats, including marine issues, the environment and health care. He is now covering politics and focusing on Maine's U.S. Senate race.
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On Twitter: @jrichmaine
Colin Woodard has covered politics and elections for more than two decades, from Bosnia and Bucharest to Washington, D.C., Augusta, and Portland City Hall. He has written for a wide range of national and international publications and is the author of four books, including "American Nations," a history of North America's regional cultures. He joined the Portland Press Herald at the end of April and covers political finance and lobbying, among other things.
Colin can be reached at 791-6317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Cover has covered Maine politics for 10 years and worked in Kansas, Ohio and Rhode Island as a reporter. This year, she is focusing on covering the same-sex marriage debate for MaineToday Media.
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Michael Shepherd joined MaineToday Media in May 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono, where he edited The Maine Campus, the student newspaper there. Until November he'll be writing the Truth Test, a recurring feature analyzing political statements and advertising.
Michael can be reached at 621-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org