RIVERTON — Wyoming PBS is hosting a series of debates during the 2020 Primary Election season.
The first series of debates featuring Republican candidates running for the office of United States Senate will be held Tuesday, July 21, at Sheridan College. Because of the number of Republican candidates, there will likely be two one-hour debates. The first debate will begin at 7 p.m.; the second debate will begin at 8 p.m. The League of Women Voters has randomly drawn the order that the candidates will be staged in either the first or second debate. The Sheridan Press and Wyoming Public Media are partnering with Wyoming PBS to present these debates.
At 7pm on Thursday, July 23, Democratic candidates vying for the United States Senate seat will debate at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. The Riverton Ranger and Wyoming Public Media are partners for this debate.
Due to state and county health orders, the public will not be allowed to attend the debates.
Debates among candidates running for the office of the United States House of Representatives will round out the primary debate season. The Republican debates will be held at 7pm on Tuesday, July 28; the Democratic debates will be held at 7pm on Thursday, July 30. The U.S. House debates will be held using the Zoom platform. Wyoming Public Media is the partner for these debates.
All debates will be live streamed and available on demand on the Wyoming PBS website. They will also be broadcast live on Wyoming PBS and Wyoming Public Radio.
Craig Blumenshine, Public Affairs Producer from Wyoming PBS will be the debate moderator for all debates. Bob Beck, News Director from Wyoming Public Radio, and Kristen Czaban, Managing Editor of the Sheridan Press will also be asking debate questions for the U.S. Senate Republican debates. Panelists for the U.S. Senate Democratic debates will include Mr. Beck, and Riverton Ranger Publisher Steve Peck. Mr. Beck will join Mr. Blumenshine for the final debates for the U.S. House of Representatives. Questions for the candidates can be submitted via email to [email protected]