Candidates vying to become the Republican nominee in the race for U.S. House of Representatives will visit the Delaware campus on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
The law school is hosting a debate that morning presented by 1150 AM WDEL news radio. The candidates include Michele Rollins and Glen Urquhart (both will attend) and Rose Izzo (invited).
A panel of journalists from 1150 AM WDEL, Delaware Today magazine and the Dover Post newspaper will ask questions of the candidates in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom. Radio anchor Peter MacArthur will moderate. The event, which runs 8 to 9:30 a.m., will be broadcast live over the radio and at WDEL.com. It is also open to the public for anyone who wishes to watch in person.
“We have teamed up with WDEL for several years on events like this,” Public Relations Officer Mary Allen said. “The radio station gives significant airtime during morning rush hour, and the law school provides top-flight facilities. It is all done in the spirit of public service and Widener is pleased to offer a forum for this important civic discourse. I invite the law school community to experience the debate in person.”
The Delaware primary is Tuesday, Sept. 14 and the winner of the GOP race will face off against Democrat John Carney in November. Delaware has just one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Watch for more news about future debates as the fall semester progresses.