AETN debates to include 4th district candidates


A debate for candidates seeking the U.S. Fourth District congressional seat will be held Oct. 25 in Conway featuring Republican candidate Tom Cotton, Green Party candidate Joshua Drake, Democratic state Sen. Gene Jeffress and libertarian Bobby Tullis.

Steve Barnes will serve as moderator and Michael S. Lee, a reporter for The Commercial, will be among panelists.

The debate will be taped at the Arkansas Education Television Network Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. and

air at 8 p.m. It will be repeated Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.

AETN announced Tuesday it will host debates in races for all four of Arkansas’ congressional districts.

“Election 2012: The Debates,” will tape at the AETN studios in Conway and air on AETN later this month.

Debates include:

• U.S. Congressional District 3, with candidates Rebekah J. Kennedy of the Green Party, libertarian candidate David Pangrac and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers. Taping will be Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. and airing

at 7 p.m. Repeats Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.

• U.S. Congressional District 1, with Democrat Scott Ellington, Green Party candidate Jacob Holloway and libertarian Jessica Paxton. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, is not scheduled to attend. Taping

will be held Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. and airing at 7 p.m. Repeats Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m.

• U.S. Congressional District 2, with U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, libertarian Chris Hayes, Democrat Herb Rule and Green Party candidate Barbara Ward. Taping Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. and airing at 8 p.m.

Repeats Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m.

• U.S. Congressional District 4, with Republican candidate Tom Cotton, Green Party candidate Joshua Drake, Democratic state Sen. Gene Jeffress and libertarian Bobby Tullis. Taping Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. and

airing at 8 p.m. Repeats Nov. 4, at 5 p.m.