Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission sponsors debate for Republican Corporation Commission candidates on Eight’s Arizona Horizon – June 25
June 24, 2014
Debate to be televised live on KAET Channel 8
PHOENIX– The Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission will sponsor a debate for Republican Corporation Commission candidates Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The debate will air live on KAET Channel 8 starting at 5:30 p.m. and be moderated by Arizona Horizon host Ted Simons. It will re-air at 10 p.m.
A viewing room will be set up for reporters to monitor and record the debate. Reporters should arrive at KAET by 5 p.m. KAET is located at 555 N. Central Avenue, Suite 500, in Phoenix. The debate is not open to the public.
Candidates who participate in Clean Elections to run for office are required to attend one primary election debate unless they are running unopposed. Candidates who are not running with Clean Elections funding are invited to join the debate, but their attendance is optional.
All Clean Elections debates will be posted online. The debates will be available on the Clean Elections website within 72 hours after they occur. The videos will remain online for voters to watch throughout the election. The debate will also be available on KAET’s website.
The 2014 primary election will take place Aug. 26. Early voting begins July 31.
About the Citizens Clean Elections Commission
The Citizens Clean Elections Act was passed by voters in 1998 to promote participation in the political process and to ensure Arizona’s politics are free from corruption. The Act provides funding for public and voter education. For more information visit the Citizens
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