FOX CT will televise U.S. Senate candidate debates at the University of Connecticut this spring. Democratic candidates including Susan Bysiewicz, Chris Murphy, Matthew Oakes, William Tong and Lee Whitnum have been invited to a debate, co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant, on April 9 at 1 p.m. at UConn’s von der Mehden Recital Hall in Storrs.
Also, a June 14 Republican debate is planned. “Because that debate will come after the Republican nominating convention, the roster of participating candidates has yet to be finalized,” according to UConn spokes folk.
“We’re proud to be partnering with the University and televising the political debates again this year. It’s important for our viewers to see candidates’ points of view when making informed decisions for whom to vote,” said Rich Graziano, vice president and general manager of FOX CT, in a release via UConn.
Both debates will be live-streamed on www.courant.com and www.CTnow.com as well as aired on FOX CT. ”A limited number of seats to the debate will be available to the UConn community only,” UConn said.