Notre Dame to host gubernatorial debate

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The University of Notre Dame will host one of three Indiana gubernatorial debates in October.Indiana flag

Three candidates for Indiana governor will take the stage in Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 (Wednesday) to debate the issues in front of a live audience.

Libertarian Rupert Boneham, Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence and will answer questions submitted by Indiana residents. Questions are vetted by members of the commission, and those who submit questions may be invited to ask the candidates in person. To submit a question for the gubernatorial candidates, go to the commission’s website or visit its Facebook page.

“One of the great benefits that a university offers to its community is to bring prominent people to campus for lectures and other presentations that are open to the public,” said Timothy Sexton, associate vice president for public affairs at Notre Dame. “We have always tried to do that here at Notre Dame with political, business, religious, educational and other leaders, and we are certainly happy to be selected to host one of the gubernatorial debates this fall.”

The debate will be streamed live on the Indiana Debate Commission’s website and is expected to air on Indiana public television and radio stations.

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available through the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Ticket Office beginning Monday, October 1, limit up to two tickets per person. Please visit the DeBartolo Performing Arts Ticket Office during regular Ticket Office hours, noon - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday or call (574) 631-2800. Due to this being a live broadcast, all patrons must be seated prior to 6:45 p.m., doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Two other debates are scheduled in October: the first is Oct. 10 (Wednesday) in Zionsville, Ind., and the last is Oct. 25 (Thursday) in Fort Wayne, Ind. Both are at 7 p.m. EDT and will be streamed live.

The Indiana Debate Commission is a nonpartisan, statewide group dedicated to promoting open, unbiased and transparent debates for Indiana voters.