Joe Lieberman and Ned Lamont will debate in New London on October 23rd, according to both campaigns.
George Stephanopoulos, chief Washington correspondent for ABC television news, will moderate the debate among U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman; Ned Lamont, who defeated Lieberman in the Democratic primary; and Republican Alan Schlesinger.
The candidates will face questions from three reporters and editors: Ted Mann, political reporter for The Day; Mark Davis, state Capitol correspondent for WTNH-News Channel 8; and a member of The Day’s editorial page staff. News Channel 8, The Day's television partner for the debate, will broadcast it live.
As soon as tickets are printed, The Day will make them available to the public at a variety of locations in its circulation area.
October 23rd? Hm. There may be other debates in the works, but the late date of this one suggests that it might be the one and only. The 1970 debate between Lowell Weicker, Tom Dodd and Joe Duffey, also in late October, proved to be decisive. This one may prove to be as well, given the closeness of the race. According to the latest poll from American Research Group, Lieberman leads Lamont 47%-45%.
Update I have heard from someone in the know that another debate may soon be scheduled. Stay tuned.
U.S. Senate Candidates to Debate Oct. 23 in New London." The Day 20 September, 2006.