Bennet and Glenn to debate October 11 on 9NEWS

9NEWS @ 5. 9/13/2016

KUSA - Colorado voters will see the two major party candidates for US Senate face each other in a debate on October 11.

Incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) will appear on stage with Republican challenger Darryl Glenn, who currently serves as an El Paso County Commissioner.

The one-hour debate will be broadcast live without commercial interruptions at 7 p.m. on Channel 20 and from the History Colorado Center at 12th & Broadway in Denver.

The debate will be moderated by 9NEWS anchor Kyle Clark and political reporter Brandon Rittiman.

The rules of the debate do allow for third-party and independent candidates to be invited if they reach ten percent support in independent polls of voters, a 30 percent lower threshold than is used by the Commission on Presidential debates.

The questions and topics will be chosen independently by 9NEWS and will not be shared with the candidates in advance.

If you’d like to suggest a question or topic, please email your idea to the 9NEWS political team.

Colorado’s senate race was expected to be one of the most competitive in the nation, but instead opinion polls show Bennet in a comfortable 15-16 percentage point lead over Glenn in the race.

Glenn handily won a contentious GOP primary thanks to heavy support from grassroots conservatives, but has managed to raise only a fraction of the funds that Bennet amassed.

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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