Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Lamont-Lieberman Debate Scheduled

Hat tip to MikeCT over at MLN

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.


Anonymous said...

Hey D_R: I thought you said enfield was the center of te political universe months ago? New London seems to be up on you 2-0 for debates!

Anonymous said...

I heard from a participant that there will be three debates with all five candidates in attendance.

Anonymous said...

Debates aren't good for Lamont. It will show how much of an amatuer he really is.

By the way, did anyone hear about Hugo Chavez's comments today when he said "Bush is the Devil"? Chavez also called Bush a "spokesman of imperialism" who was trying "to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation and pillage of the peoples of the world." Hugo must be reading the Lamont blog for anti-Bush talking points.

I wonder if the Lamont campaign will post this news release on their web site since they both seem to be in the same camp on this one. Could there be a possible endorsement in the making? Good job NED!

MikeCT said...

There are rumors of two other televised debates.

Anonymous said...

I love how anonymous Republicans try to portray Lamont as a communist. At the same time they desperately embrace the less fiscally conservative Lieberman. Why? Oh yeah, something to do with the biggest foreign policy blunder in the history of the United States...

Timm Knibbs said...

Seem both Joe and Ned were calling for five way debates and now there is only a three way debate, I guess that was just for the media.

Les Nessman said...

Ned will get to do the deer in the headlights routine for us.

We will get to see old bug eyes in action!!!!!

Go Lieberman!!!!!!!!

Mr X said...

ANON 1207 AM- NEWSFLASH- Lamont is a Communist I guess you have been hiding under a rock for the last few months I guess.