McLeod-Skinner Campaign Signals Agreement to Walden Debate

After some uncertainty regarding the terms for a televised debate that incumbent Walden's team heralded last week, challenger McLeod-Skinner says that they have agreed to terms.

Posted: Sep 26, 2018 12:18 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2018 12:22 PM

BEND, Ore. — The campaigns of Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) and his Democratic challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner have reached an agreement regarding a proposed televised debate set for Friday, October 5, according to a statement from McLeod-Skinner's team.

The fate of this debate seemed to hang in the balance for the last week. On September 19, Walden announced that he had accepted an invitation to debate McLeod-Skinner at KTVZ in Bend on October 5. When McLeod-Skinner's campaign responded, they indicated that they had not agreed to the debate and took umbrage with the venue and some of the proposed terms, suggesting an alternative.

On Wednesday, McLeod-Skinner released a statement claiming that the two campaigns and KTVZ had negotiated terms.

“I thank the leadership of KTVZ Newschannel 21 for its willingness to make modifications to address issues we raised and I look forward to debating my opponent,” McLeod-Skinner said.

According to the statement, a live 60-minute debate will broadcast live from KTVZ's studio in Bend on October 5 at 7 p.m. It will also be streamed online. The station will be soliciting questions from the public in their newscasts, or can be submitted on the station's website.

Independent Party candidate Mark Roberts is also scheduled to appear at the debate on October 5.

McLeod-Skinner maintains that her campaign has tried several times to schedule additional debates in other areas of the District, such as eastern and southern Oregon.

"To date, Walden has not responded to any of the proposals, and maintains that the KTVZ Newschannel 21 venue offers a 'central location,'” said McLeod-Skinner's campaign in a statement.

Oregon's 2nd Congressional District is easily the largest of the state's districts — comprising all of eastern Oregon, all of central Oregon east of the Cascades, and southern Oregon east of Grants Pass.

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