VPR Announces Schedule Of 2016 General Election Debates

Oct 24, 2016

Vermont Public Radio will broadcast six live candidate debates leading up to the General Election on November 8, moderated by Bob Kinzel, Peter Hirschfeld and Jane Lindholm.

Most of our live debates will air during Vermont Edition. The debate schedule is as follows:

Attorney General: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12-1 p.m.

  • Deb Bucknam (R)
  • TJ Donovan (D)

State Treasurer: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12-1 p.m.

  • Beth Pearce (D/R)
  • Don Schramm (P)

Auditor of Accounts: Thursday, Oct. 27, 12-1 p.m.

  • Dan Feliciano (R)
  • Doug Hoffer (D/P)

Lieutenant Governor: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 12-1 p.m.

  • Randy Brock (R)
  • David Zuckerman (P/D)

U.S. Senator: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 12-1 p.m.

  • Patrick Leahy (D)
  • Scott Milne (R)

Governor: Thursday, Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Bill Lee (LU)
  • Sue Minter (D)
  • Phil Scott (R)

The debates will air statewide on the stations of Vermont Public Radio and at VPR.net. Audio of the debates will be available at VPR.net after the broadcast concludes.

“For many of these races, VPR’s debates are the only time that voters will hear the candidates hash out issues face-to-face,” said Patti Daniels, producer of VPR’s election debates. “Statewide elected officers wield power, and voters can rely on these debates to help them make informed choices when they vote.”

Media access at the debate sites is limited, but members of the press are asked to contact Daniels for details, pdaniels@vpr.net or 802-654-4330.

In addition to the debate series, VPR is interviewing all candidates for statewide office during Morning Edition, Vermont Edition, and All Things Considered.

At VPR.net, the public can compare the candidates side-by-side in the Meet The Candidates tool.