Friday, May 25, 11 a.m.; Broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Johnston, Iowa - Iowa Public Television will host an Iowa Press debate for the Iowa Libertarian Gubernatorial Primary on Friday, May 25 at the Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston, Iowa. The debate will be recorded at 11 a.m. and broadcast on statewide Iowa Public Television at 7:30 p.m. The debate will also be available to watch at, and rebroadcast on Sunday, May 27 at noon. The following candidates for the Libertarian Gubernatorial Primary will participate in the May 25 debate: Marco Battaglia (L-Des Moines) and Jake Porter (L-Council Bluffs). David Yepsen, host of Iowa Press, will moderate the debate. Yepsen, along with political reporters, will ask questions in the free-flowing discussion format that has become the hallmark of the Iowa Press program. Candidates will have the opportunity to discuss their platforms, concerns and plans for the future of Iowa and Iowans. Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates will participate in the Iowa Press Debates: Democratic Gubernatorial Primary on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m., which will also be available to watch at While there are no Republican challengers to incumbent Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Public Television does plan to host a debate for gubernatorial candidates prior to the general election in November. Learn more at Program support provided by: Associated General Contractors of Iowa and Iowa Bankers Association. For more information on the Iowa Press Debate: Libertarian Gubernatorial Primary, please contact Susan Ramsey at 515.725.9703 or  - 30 - Iowa Public Television is Iowa's only statewide television network. IPTV's mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans guides its quality, noncommercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: IPTV (.1), IPTV KIDS (.2), IPTV WORLD (.3) and IPTV Create (.4) on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at

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