Debates set in Idaho primary races


The Idaho Press Club, the League of Women Voters of Idaho and Idaho Public Television are sponsors of the nine debates in advance of the May 20 primary election. The so-called Idaho Debates have hosted events with Idaho candidates for more than 30 years.

The debates will be broadcast statewide on Idaho Public Television, which provides the moderator. The Idaho Press Club provides Idaho reporters as panelists to question the candidates and the League of Women Voters handles timekeeping duties.

Debate dates and times:

GOP governor's race: May 14, 8 p.m. Gov. Butch Otter faces Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher, Harley Brown and Walter Bayes.

Secretary of state, GOP: May 13, 7 p.m. Rep. Lawerence Denney, Evan Frasure, Phil McGrane and Mitch Toryanski.

2nd Congressional District, GOP: May 11, 7 p.m. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson and challenger Bryan Smith.

Idaho Supreme Court: May 9, 8 p.m. Justice Joel Horton faces Boise attorney Breck Seiniger; the primary is the final contest in this nonpartisan race.

Lt. governor, GOP: May 9, 8:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Brad Little versus challenger Jim Chmelik.

Superintendent of public instruction, GOP: May 8, 8 p.m. John Enyon, Andrew Grover, Randy Jensen and Sherri Ybarra.

State controller, GOP: May 2, 8 p.m. State Controller Brandon Woolf and challenger Todd Hatfield.

State treasurer, Democrats: May 2, 8:30 p.m. Deborah Silver, of Twin Falls, and W. Lane Startin, of Boise.

Attorney general, GOP: May 1, 8 p.m. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Boise attorney Chris Troupis.

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