Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says he has not been directly involved in the negotiations over when and where he may debate his Democratic challenger Patty Judge — and that includes Friday’s announcement that Grassley cancelled on a statewide televised debate.
OC……..”the negotiation* :10
Bob Haus is Grassley’s campaign manager.
Grassley’s campaign pulled out of a debate on Iowa Public Television, and announced he would instead participate in a debate that will air on stations in Sioux City, Waterloo, Rochester, Minnesota and Quincy, Illinois.
Grassley has also accepted an invitation to debate on W-H-O Radio, but Judge says she’ll only participate in that event if it’s also televised.
OC………”print media”. :19
The televised debate on October 19th will air in just 42 of the state’s 99 counties and will not be broadcast in Des Moines, as well as southwest Iowa and the Davenport area.
OC…….”my understanding” :07
The October 19th debate will be aired on the host station, K-T-I-V in Sioux City, with a simulcast three other T-V stations.