There’s a heated debate — about debates — in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race.
Last Friday, Senator Chuck Grassley announced he will participate in just one televised debate with his Democratic opponent Patty Judge.
That debate on K-T-I-V in Sioux City will be simulcast on T-V stations in Waterloo, Rochester, Minnesota and Quincy, Illinois.
Monday, Grassley’s campaign blamed Judge for the cancellation of a second debate which would have aired statewide, on Iowa Public Television, on October 20th.
Judge offered this blunt response to Grassley:
OC……a downright lie.” :08
Grassley announced in early August that he would debate Judge on Iowa Public Television.
Judge says after initially asking for a different broadcast location in Davenport, she agreed with the format Grassley wanted and “even did a walk-through” of the studio in Johnston.
OC……..the straight truth.”:09
The Grassley campaign is now challenging Judge to agree to debate on W-H-O Radio.
Judge says if that debate can also be televised, she’ll be there.
She says it is “an embarrassment to democracy” that voters in central Iowa, southwest Iowa and Davenport won’t be able to watch.
Grassley’s campaign says those voters will be able to view the debate online.