Last Train to Debatesville for Gov. Candidates


If you’re still undecided on the upcoming gubernatorial election, your last chance to watch the contenders square off in debate form will be Tuesday night. This time, Gov. Mitch Daniels, Jill Long Thompson and Andy Horning will sit at a table with moderator Tom Cochran.

And while audience members posed questions in the last debate, Cochrun, a former news director at WISH and a documentary filmmaker, will ask the questions this time.

Kyle Niederpruem, spokeswoman for the Indiana Debate Commission, said Cochrun will use his own questions and some of the 400 submitted by the public to home in on issues not touched on in the first two debates. He plans to push the candidates for answers if he thinks they haven’t responded.

The debate will be held in the I.U. Auditorium in Bloomington at 7 p.m. The event will be shown on some cable stations, according to the Indianapolis Star. So that probably means just flip around until you find it. (I’m sure my fellow males are familiar with that m.o. — flipping through the channels with no clear direction of where you’re headed. It’s a fun little journey, isn’t it?) The Star also notes the debate will be shown on its web site.

Reminder: The final presidential debate will be held Wednesday night, as well.

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