NEC to Host Final Debates in 2nd District Congressional Primary Races
The Center for Civic Engagement at New England College will host the final debates of the 2010 primary season in the Republican and Democratic races for Congress in the second district. NEC is proud to partner with the Concord Monitor, New Hampshire Business Review, NHPoliticalReport.com, and WGIR radio to provide both debates, scheduled back to back; the Democrats will debate on September 10th, the Republicans will debate on the 11th.
Wayne F. Lesperance, Jr., Director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Professor of Political Science at New England College states, “The Concord Monitor, New Hampshire Business Review, NHPoliticalReport.com, and WGIR radio have all demonstrated a firm commitment to covering these pivotal New Hampshire races and ensuring that the citizens of this state have access to the candidates and their positions on the most pressing topics. We look forward to working with our media partners to continue New Hampshire’s long tradition of spirited political discourse and the active participation of our citizens.”
All debates will be held at the Simon Center at New England College and will be broadcast by WGIR radio and covered extensively by the Concord Monitor, NHBR, and NHPoliticalReport.com. The debates will be moderated by Scott Spradling, President of the Spradling Group and former news anchor at WMUR-TV. Questions will be prepared by a panel representing each media partner: Charlie Sherman, WGIR Morning Host; Felice Belman, Editor of the Concord Monitor; Jeff Feingold, Editor of the New Hampshire Business Review; and James Pindell, political analyst and Editor of the NHPoliticalReport.com. Further questions will be solicited from the public by the media partners and asked during the course of the one-hour debates.
The race to fill the seat vacated by Congressman Paul Hodes has drawn national attention and is considered by many political pundits to be the one to watch. The Second Congressional District stretches the length of the State of New Hampshire and includes Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, and Sullivan Counties, and much of Hillsborough and Merrimack Counties. In addition, the Second Congressional District also includes the towns of Sanbornton, Tilton, Atkinson, Salem, and Windham.
Congressional District 2 – Democratic Candidate Forum – Friday, September 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Democratic candidates Ann McLane Kuster and Katrina Swett will hold a debate at the Simon Center at New England College, 98 Bridge Street in Henniker, New Hampshire.
Congressional District 2 – Republican Candidate Forum – Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 12:00 noon
Republican candidates Charlie Bass, Robert Giuda, and Jennifer Horn will hold a debate at the Simon Center at New England College, 98 Bridge Street in Henniker, New Hampshire.
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Seating at the debates will be limited. For more information on the debates or to reserve seating, please contact Wayne Lesperance at email@example.com. New England College provides an open venue for political candidates wishing to address Town Hall style gatherings. In 2004, New England College welcomed all nine Democratic candidates in the presidential race. NEC was also the lead organizer for College Convention held during the 2004 and 2008 election cycles.