MOLINE, ILLINOIS - WQPT`s local public affairs program "The Cities with Jim Mertens" will be focusing on local political races in the coming weeks finishing with a 3 hour special that will air the Sunday before election-day.
In the coming weeks the following candidates will appear on The Cities, which airs each Thursday at 6:30 pm, Sunday at 5:30 pm on WQPT and on WVIK on Fridays at 7:00 pm.
Rep. Pat Verschoore (D) Illinois 72nd House District September 13, 2012
Neil Anderson (R)
John Archer (R) Iowa 2nd Congressional Candidate September 20, 2012
Cheri Bustos (D) 17th Illinois Congressional Candidate September 27, 2012
Rep. Rich Morthland (R) Illinois 71st House District October 4, 2012
Sen. Shawn Hammerlink (R) Iowa 42nd Senate District October 11, 2012
Chris Brase (D)
Rep. Bobby Schilling (R) 17th Illinois Congressional Candidate October 18, 2012
Sen. Mike Jacobs (D) Illinois 36th State Senate District October 25, 2012
Bill Albracht (R)
"We are happy to have a longer format to focus on the issues that impact our local communities," said host, Jim Mertens. "Our program guide and website will list the times that each candidate will appear during the 3 hours special so that our viewers can focus on the candidates that they are most interested in hearing from," said Jerry Myers, WQPT`s Program Manager.
WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University located in Moline, Illinois.
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