U.S. Senate Candidates Mertens, Mosler, and Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Marsh, Agree to Free and Equal Debate in Connecticut.

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U.S. Senate Candidates Mertens, Mosler, and Gubernatorial Candidate Marsh, Agree to Free and Equal Debate in Connecticut.

STORRS, Conn. &mdash Connecticut U.S. Senate candidates John Mertens of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party and Warren Mosler of the Independent Party have agreed to participate in an all-inclusive candidate debate, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus. The event will run from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. EDT in the Student Union Ballroom (Room 330). This debate, sponsored by the student organization Idealists United and The Free and Equal Elections Foundation, will kick off the 2010 Free and Equal nationwide all-inclusive debate tour.

The two remaining candidates on the November 2nd ballot, Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon, have been invited but not yet responded.

The three candidates vying to be the next governor of Connecticut have been invited to participate in a separate debate on the Storrs Campus, the same evening, hosted and presented by the University of Connecticut administration. The Independent Party candidate, Tom Marsh, has agreed to participate, however if neither of the other candidates participate, causing the debate to be canceled, Marsh agreed to participate in a 30 minute question and answer segment with the audience following the Free and Equal U.S. Senate debate.

The U.S. Senate debate will be moderated by Christina Tobin, founder and chair of Free and Equal and candidate for Secretary of State in California. National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and other prominent media outlets typically cover Free and Equal events, and Free and Equal expects this debate to garner similar media coverage. This debate, like all Free and Equal sponsored debates, will be streamed live and archived on the Free and Equal website.

The event is free and open to the public. Free and Equal asks that all media professionals planning to cover this event submit their requests for media credentials to Kaylee Campbell Burton, public relations director for Free and Equal, via email to kaylee@freeandequal.org, or by phone or text to 405.295.5420.


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