Hear from Indiana's candidates for the U.S. Senate, Governor and State Superintendent of Public Instruction in this collection of debates from the 2016 election.
October 18, 2016
U.S. Senate Debate
The candidates vying for Indiana's open U.S. Senate seat -- Democrat Evan Bayh, Republican Todd Young and Libertarian Lucy Brenton -- met Oct. 18 in the WFYI television studio for their only sheduled debate, organized by the Indiana Debate Commission. Bayh, Young and Brenton are vying to succeed Sen. Dan Coats, a Republican who is not seeing re-election.
October 25, 2016
Gubernatorial Debate at the Univerity of Southern Indiana
On Oct. 25, Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell met at the University of Southern Indiana for the third, and final, gubernatorial debate scheduled by the Indiana Debate Commission. The focus of the debate was health and social issues. Mizell Stewart III, vice president of news operations for Gannett and USA Today Network, president of the American Society of News Editors and former editor of the Evansville Courier & Press, moderated.
October 3, 2016
Gubernatorial Debate at the University of Indianapolis
Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell met at the University of Indianapolis on Oct. 3 for the second of three gubernatorial debates scheduled by the Indiana Debate Commission. The focus of the debate, moderated by Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute President John Ketzenberger, was jobs and the economy.
September 27, 2016
Gubernatorial Debate at Lawrence North High School
Indiana's three gubernatorial candidates -- Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell -- visited Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis on Sept. 27 for the first of three gubernatorial debates scheduled by the Indiana Debate Commission. The town hall-style meeting was designed partly as an educational lesson for students throughout Indiana in partnership with Indiana Kids’ Election, a program sponsored by the Indiana secretary of state, Indiana Department of Education and Indiana State Bar Association.
August 30, 2016
Thriving Communities, Thriving State Gubernatorial Forum
The Indiana University Public Policy Institute hosted the Thriving Communities, Thriving State Gubernatorial Forum on Aug. 30. All three candidates for Indiana Governor – Libertarian Rex Bell, Democrat John Gregg, and Republican Eric Holcomb – joined Justice Randall Shepard individually for conversations about the Thriving findings and recommendations, and their visions for the State of Indiana.
October 17, 2016
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Debate at IPFW
Democrat Glenda Ritz and Republican Jennifer McCormick, the two candidates running to be Indiana’s superintendent for public instruction met in their only scheduled debate Oct. 17 on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Claire McInerny, education reporter for StateImpact Indiana, and Eric Weddle, education reporter for WFYI, moderated the debate.