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School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

IU SPEA accepts questions for 9th District congressional debate

Sept. 14, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Voters in Indiana's 9th District are invited to submit questions for a debate among three congressional candidates: Democratic Rep. Baron Hill, Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Greg Knott.

Baron Hill

Baron Hill

The debate, sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave., in Bloomington.

Questions must be submitted by Oct. 6 online at or by mail to Debate Question, SPEA, 1315 E. 10th St., Suite 312, Bloomington, IN 47405. In order for questions to be considered, the voter's name, daytime phone number, e-mail address and home address must be included.

Todd Young

Todd Young

The League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County will choose the final questions, which will be read during the debate by moderator Brian DeLong, SPEA lecturer and IU debate coach.

The debate is free and open to the public. The majority of seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Audience members should be in their seats by 5:50 p.m.

Greg Knott

Greg Knott

In order to ensure a fair and civil debate, audience members will not be allowed to wear campaign T-shirts, buttons or hats, or bring signs, campaign materials or noisemakers. No weapons, alcohol or drugs will be allowed inside the theater. Outbursts of any kind will not be tolerated. Video and flash photography will not be permitted.

WTIU will broadcast the debate at 8 p.m., Oct. 18, on WTIU-World (Channel 17 on Bloomington cable). It will be rebroadcast at 10:30 p.m., Oct. 18, on WTIU (Channel 5) .

The IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs is a world leader in public affairs and the environmental sciences and is the largest school of public affairs in the United States, each year awarding 500 bachelor's degrees and 250 graduate degrees.