Debate: U.S. Senate Race

Nov 2, 2016

We continue our final week of political debates with a meeting between the two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy is seeking an eighth term in office. He is challenged by Republican Scott Milne.

The candidates will debate over the key issues of the race: foreign policy, the Supreme Court, the EB-5 program, and much more.

Topics discussed in this debate include:

  • The economy
  • Why the candidates want to hold this office
  • Campaign finance and money in politics
  • Guns
  • EB-5
  • Relations with Cuba
  • Term limits
  • U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell
  • Foreign leaders
  • If elected, what each candidate's highest priority will be during the six-year term

More from VPR: Learn about the U.S. Senate candidates.

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The debate is broadcast live on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.