JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 13, 2020) Iowa PBS will hold Iowa Press debates for the US Senate, 1st Congressional District and 3rd Congressional District races, in September and October at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debates will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on iowapbs.orgYouTube, and Facebook.

Candidates in each debate will answer questions and discuss their platforms, concerns and future plans. The debate schedule is as follows:

  • The Iowa Press Debate: 1st Congressional District between Representative Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque) and Iowa Rep Ashley Hinson (R-Marion) will be held Monday, September 7, 8PM.
  • The Iowa Press Debate: U.S. Senate between Sen Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) and Theresa Greenfield (D-Des Moines) will be held Monday, September 28, at 7PM.
  • The Iowa Press Debate: 3rd Congressional District between US Rep Cindy Axne (D-West Des Moines) and David Young (R-Van Meter) will be held Monday, October 5, at 8PM.

Due to current social-distancing guidelines, there will be no studio audiences during the debates.

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