Debate/Forum Calendar

As we close in the May 17 primary, there are forums or debates on the calendar for voters to hear from the candidates.

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updated 11 a.m., April 27

 

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Wednesday, April 27, 8:15 AM: GOP Governor Forum

Sponsored by: Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
Location: Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pa.
Candidates: TBA
Moderator: TBA
Coverage: PCN-TV

Wednesday, April 27, 8 PM: GOP Governor Debate

Sponsored by: Nexstar
Location: WHTM-TV studios, Harrisburg, Pa.
Candidates: Lou Barletta, Doug Mastriano, Bill McSwain, Dave White.
Moderators: Dennis Owens, Lisa Sylvester
Coverage: WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg/Lancaster, Lebanon, York; WPXI-TV (NBC) in Pittsburgh; WPHL-TV (MyNetworkTV) in Philadelphia; WTAJ-TV (CBS) in Johnstown/Altoona/State College; WBRE-TV (NBC) and WYOU-TV (CBS) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton; WJET-TV (ABC) and WFXP-TV (FOX) in Erie; and WYTV-TV (ABC) in Youngstown, OH. In addition, the debate will be live streamed on WETM-TV (NBC) in Elmira, NY, WPIX-TV (CW) in New York, NY, WIVB-TV (CBS) in Buffalo, NY, and WDVM-TV (IND) in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, all radio stations throughout the commonwealth will be provided free access to the debate.

 

Thursday, April 28, 6:30 PM: GOP Governor Forum

Sponsored by: Women and Girls Foundation TRAIL PA (Training Regional Advocates to Influence Leadership) Program
Location: Facebook Live
Candidates: Melissa Hart, Dave White
Moderators: TBA
Coverage: Livestream

 

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Monday, April 11: GOP Candidates Night

Sponsored by: Susquehanna Valley Conservatives
Location/Time: Best Western Hotel, Lewisburg, Pa., 7 PM
Candidates: TBA
Moderator: TBA
Coverage: PCN-TV and livestream

 

Monday, April 11: Democratic Senate Gun Safety Forum

Sponsored by: Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence
Location/Time: National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pa., 5:45-9 p.m.
Candidates: John Fetterman, Malcolm Kenyatta, Conor Lamb
Moderator: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Coverage: Livestream

 

Wednesday, April 13GOP Gubernatorial/Senatorial Forum

Sponsored by: Lehigh Valley Tea Party
Location/Time: South Mountain Grove, 400 E. Mountain Rd., Allentown, PA., 6 p.m.
Candidates: Lou Barletta, Joe Gale, Charlie Gerow, Melissa Hart, Doug Mastriano, Dave White, Zche Zama. Jeff Bartos, Dave McCormick, Sean Gale.
Moderator: TBA
Coverage: N/A

 

Thursday, April 14Democratic Senate Forum

Sponsored by: Jewish Democratic Council of America
Location/Time: TBA, 1 p.m.
Candidates: John Fetterman, Malcolm Kenyatta, Conor Lamb
Moderator: Halie Soifer
Coverage: Virtual

 

Tuesday, April 19, 7 PM: GOP Governor Debate

Sponsored by: Spotlight PA, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Trib Total Media, PennLive/The Patriot-News and WITF
Location: Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa.
Candidates: Jake Corman, Joe Gale, Charlie Gerow, Melissa Hart, Nche Zama.
Moderator: Scott LaMar, WITF. Panelists include PennLive’s Ivey DeJesus and WITF’s Scott Blanchard.
Coverage: PCN with livestream by participating media outlets.

 

Thursday, April 21, 8 PM: Democratic Senate Debate

Sponsored by: Nexstar
Location: WHTM-TV studios, Harrisburg, Pa.
Candidates: John Fetterman, Malcolm Kenyatta, Alexandra Khalil, Conor Lamb
Moderators: Dennis Owens, Lisa Sylvester
Coverage: WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg/Lancaster, Lebanon, York; WPXI-TV (NBC) in Pittsburgh; WPHL-TV (MyNetworkTV) in Philadelphia; WTAJ-TV (CBS) in Johnstown/Altoona/State College; WBRE-TV (NBC) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton; WJET-TV (ABC) and WFXP-TV (FOX) in Erie; and WYTV-TV (ABC) in Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, the debate will be live-streamed on WETM-TV (NBC) in Elmira, N.Y.; WPIX-TV (CW) in New York, N.Y.; WIVB-TV (CBS) in Buffalo, N.Y.; and WDVM-TV (IND) in Washington, D.C.

 

Saturday, April 23, 12 PM: 17th Congressional District Candidate Forums

Sponsored by: League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University
Location: Virtual
Candidates: (R) Jeremy Shaffer, Jason Killmeyer, Kathleen Coder. (D) Chris Deluzio, Sean Meloy
Moderator: N/A
Coverage: Website, YouTube, Facebook

 

Monday, April 25, 7 PM: Democratic Senate Debate

Sponsored by: Spotlight PA, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Trib Total Media, PennLive/The Patriot-News and WITF
Location: Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
Candidates: John Fetterman, Malcolm Kenyatta, Alexandra Khalil, Conor Lamb
Moderators: Scott LaMar, WITF; Ivy DeJesus, PennLive; Paula Reed Ward, TribLIVE
Coverage: C-SPAN, PCN-TVYouTube

 

Monday, April 25, 8 PM: GOP Senate Debate

Sponsored by: Nexstar
Location: WHTM-TV studios, Harrisburg, Pa.
Candidates: Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, Dave McCormick, Mehmet Oz, and Carla Sands
Moderators: Dennis Owens, Lisa Sylvester
Coverage: WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg/Lancaster, Lebanon, York; WPXI-TV (NBC) in Pittsburgh; WPHL-TV (MyNetworkTV) in Philadelphia; WTAJ-TV (CBS) in Johnstown/Altoona/State College; WBRE-TV (NBC) and WYOU-TV (CBS) in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton; WJET-TV (ABC) and WFXP-TV (FOX) in Erie; and WYTV-TV (ABC) in Youngstown, OH. In addition, the debate will be live streamed on WETM-TV (NBC) in Elmira, NY, WPIX-TV (CW) in New York, NY, WIVB-TV (CBS) in Buffalo, NY, and WDVM-TV (IND) in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, all radio stations throughout the commonwealth will be provided free access to the debate.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 7 PM: GOP Senate Debate

Sponsored by: Spotlight PA, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Trib Total Media, PennLive/The Patriot-News and WITF
Location: Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.
Candidates: Kathy Barnette, Jeff Bartos, George Bochetto, Sean Gale, Carla Sands
Moderators: Scott LaMar, WITF; Ivy DeJesus, PennLive; Paula Reed Ward, TribLIVE
Coverage: C-SPAN, PCN-TVYouTube

 

 

7 Responses

  1. Snow, wind and rain. That sounds like the bogus Dem forecast for the future of PA if GOP are in govt. Truth is that GOP brings more good govt to PA without racism and demagoguery that Dems espouse.

  2. YES. That Gale guy is leading the poll and will win the election for that office.

  3. Looks like Lou, Mastriano, Corman are opting out of debates. I don’t get the strategy.

    1. The strategy is that they are fools/idiots who don’t want to be exposed to questions.

  4. Debates are for losers because words are dumb. Real leaders take action not pussyfoot around with they’re talking points. That’s why I love Trump!

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