April 07, 2020
VOTE 2006

Congressional hopefuls to debate on TV, radio

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network will host a live debate at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, between 2nd District congressional incumbent Rep. Michael Michaud and challenger Laurence “Scott” D’Amboise.

The debate will be aired simultaneously on MPBN television and radio. Fred Bever, the network’s chief political correspondent, will host the event, allowing each candidate an equal amount of time to respond.

Bever compiled the questions, some of which were solicited from members of the public via e-mail.

The candidates will “also be given time to ask each other questions,” Bever said.

Michaud, a Democrat from East Millinocket, first was elected to represent the 2nd District in 2002. Like his opponent, Republican D’Amboise of Lisbon Falls, he is running as a blue-collar candidate.

The debate will air again on MPBN radio at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, and on television at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.

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