Most of the candidates running for the 5th Congressional District Republican primary will meet Wednesday night for another debate, but this one will have a twist that will make it different than all the previous encounters. They will get to ask questions of each other.
The debate will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Ivy Tech Campus in Marion and will be broadcast live 1400, WBAT-AM. It’s being sponsored by WBAT, The Gary Snyder Show and IndyPolitics. Org. The forum will be hosted by Gary Snyder and moderated by yours truly.
Unlike other debates where a question is asked and the candidates down the line giving 1-2 minute responses, this format will be different. It will consist of two segments. In the first segment each candidate will sit for an individual 6-8 minute interview with Indy Politics. Part two will consist of a round-robin question and answer session with the candidates providing the questions for each other, asked by the moderator.
Editor’s Note: At the time of this publication, all the candidates have committed to appearing at the forum with the exception of David McIntosh who had a prior scheduling commitment.