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The New Jersey Globe will host four congressional debates in 2020. (Photo: New Jersey Globe.)

New Jersey Globe to host four congressional debates

Incumbent Members of Congress, challengers to face off in robust discussion of issues

By NJ Globe Staff, September 02 2020 9:05 am

The New Jersey Globe will host debates in four of New Jersey’s most-watched races for the U.S. House of Representatives districts on the ballot for the November 3 general election.

The hour-long debates in the 3rd, 5th, 7th and 11th congressional districts will be conducted virtually and live streamed to Facebook and YouTube.

The New Jersey Globe congressional debates will be held on Sunday evenings at 9 PM:

* September 13 –  candidates in the 7th district: Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski and  Republican Thomas H. Kean, Jr., the minority leader of the New Jersey Senate.

* October 4 – candidates in the 3rd district: Democratic Rep. Andy Kim and Republican David Richter, a businessman.

* October 11 – candidates in the 11th district: Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill and Republican Rosemary Becchi, a former tax counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance

* October 25 – candidates in the 5th district: Democratic Rep. Josh Gottheimer and Republican Frank Pallotta, a businessman and former investment banker.

An additional debate invitation has been extended to the candidates in the 2nd district, Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew and Democrat Amy Kennedy.  Neither has accepted or rejected the invitation.

New Jersey Globe editor David Wildstein will moderate each of the debates and question the candidates.

“The ability to watch candidates interact with their opponents is an important component to helping voters make a choice in the upcoming election,” said Wildstein.  “I’m looking forward to a robust exchange on issues facing voters in these four districts.”

The New Jersey Globe has emerged as the go-to source of hyper local and statewide political news in New Jersey.  The state’s influencers, power brokers, elected official and lobbyists, as well as an energized crowd of activists and concerned citizens, consider the New Jersey Globe a trusted source of news and information.

“As voters across New Jersey consider the choice to represent them in Congress for the next two years, the New Jersey Globe is pleased to present public debates between four incumbent Members of Congress and their opponents in some of the most competitive races in the nation,” said Kevin Sanders, the general manager of the New Jersey Globe.  “We look forward to offering voters the chance to hear about the issues that matter and connect them with the candidate of their choice.”

In order to focus on the most competitive House races in the state, The New Jersey Globe will not extend debate invitations to candidates running in districts 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12.

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