Debate to be aired on both statewide public television and radio
SEATTLE – The campaign for U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s reelection is pleased to announce the acceptance of the first televised debate of the 2012 campaign season. The debate will occur on October 12, 2012, at the studios of KCTS television in Seattle. Taped before a live audience, the debate will be aired on both KCTS and affiliated public television stations throughout Washington state. In addition, the debate will be made available for broadcast to all statewide public radio affiliates.
The October 12th debate will be moderated by veteran, award-winning journalist Enrique Cerna and Washington League of Women Voters Co-President Kim Abel.
“While Senator Cantwell’s focus remains squarely on fighting to pass legislation like the Veterans Job Corps Act and an extension of the sales tax deduction, she looks forward to discussing her record of tireless advocacy for Washington jobs – from apples to aerospace – along with her vision to grow jobs and boost Washington exports in the future,” said Cantwell campaign spokesman Kelly Steele.
The Cantwell campaign continues to review a number of outstanding invitations to community forums, additional joint appearances, and campaign speaking engagements throughout Washington state. Additional public campaign events will be announced in the coming weeks as they are scheduled.
As one of the most beautiful states in the union–and one of the richest in natural resources–Washington has a special interest in energy and environmental policy. And Maria has fought hard to uphold the state’s conservation tradition, while also working to bring our energy policy into the 21st century.
Maria knows Washington’s business community – because, as an executive at an innovative software company, she was part of it. And as a Senator, she’s led the way in helping businesses large and small throughout Washington grow, thrive, and create jobs.
Maria has taken a leadership role on safety and security issues, including defending our borders, strengthening our military, cracking down on gangs, and taking on drug crime in Washington communities.
Middle-class families around Washington and across the country are facing tough times–and tough decisions about balancing the family checkbook each month. Maria has fought to strengthen the economic security of Washington families and cut taxes for middle-class families.