Kentucky League of Women Voters to Sponsor Two Televised Gubernatorial Debates in October

(Here’s our press release issued July 30, 2019)

The Kentucky League of Women Voters (LWV) will host two debates between Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear in the race for governor.

The Lexington debate will be co-sponsored with the University of Kentucky Student Government Association and Gray Television and its nine stations covering Kentucky.WKYT’s Bill Bryant and WAVE’s Shannon Cogan will moderate. The debate will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Singletary Center for the Arts, and will air live on WKYT at 7 pm Eastern time.

The Louisville debate will be co-sponsored with WLKY, with news anchor Vicki Dortch as moderator. The debate will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Cralle Theater on the Bellarmine University campus in Louisville, and will be aired live on WLKY at 8 pm Eastern time.

Kentucky League policy requires that candidates be invited to participate in general elections if they qualify to be on the ballot and have five percent or more recognition on nonpartisan statewide polls. Should another candidate meet that requirement, he or she would be invited to participate.

Election day is Nov. 5.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

The League of Women Voters envisions a democracy in which every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate.  The League is proud to be non-partisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties, but always working on vital issues of concern to voters.

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