The Day announces details of McMahon, Murphy debate Oct. 15

Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon, left, and her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on primary election night August 2012.
Republican U.S. Senate nominee Linda McMahon, left, and her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on primary election night August 2012. The Day file photos

U.S. Senate candidates Linda McMahon, (R), and Chris Murphy, (D), will engage in a one-hour debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at The Garde Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public and will be telecast live on WTNH sister station MYTV9 and streamed on both theday.com and WTNH.com. The candidates are competing for the seat now held by retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Doors will be open at 5:45 p.m. with general seating available to the public on a first-to-arrive basis. Doors will be closed if the theater reaches capacity, so arrive early. No will be allowed access into the seating area of the theater after 6:50 p.m.

Asking questions will be Mark Davis, chief political correspondent for WTNH, and Paul Choiniere, editorial page editor of The Day. Serving as moderator will be WTNH Anchor Darren Kramer. The first half-hour of the debate will focus on jobs and the economy.

Those attending will not be allowed to carry campaign signs or other political paraphernalia into the auditorium and cannot wear shirts, hats, buttons or other items advocating for either candidate or for any political issue or candidate. Audience members will be required to remain quiet and respectful during the debate.

Readers who have suggested questions for the candidates can email Paul Choiniere at p.choiniere@theday.com.

Seating will be set aside for members of the news media. Reporters will have the chance to talk with the candidates and or their staff in the Garde Arts Center's Oasis Room immediately after the event.

The Garde, WTNH, The Day and the Robinson & Cole law firm of New London, are sponsoring the debate.

For more information contact:

Paul Choiniere

Editorial Page Editor

The Day

New London, CT

860-701-4306

p.choiniere@theday.com

Janet Lopes

Executive Producer

WTNH

203-784-8834

Janet.lopes@wtnh.com

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