GOP senate candidates agree to televised debate

Staff and wire reports

INDIANAPOLIS — The two Republicans running for U.S. Senate in the May 3 Indiana primary have agreed to debate.

The Indiana Debate Commission said candidates Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young will participate in a televised debate Monday.

It will originate from public television station WFYI in Indianapolis at 7 p.m. with a live feed available to television stations statewide.

The Senate candidates currently represent Indiana constituents in Congress. Both were first elected to Congress in 2010.

The Senate debate will be moderated by Elizabeth Bennion, a professor of political science at Indiana University South Bend. She is host of a weekly television show, “Politically Speaking,” on public broadcasting station WNIT, also in South Bend.

Voters have the opportunity to submit questions that will be considered for the debate. Questions can be submitted through the Indiana Debate Commission’s website at indianadebate commission.com

The Republican victor in the May 3 primary will face former Democratic U.S. Rep. Baron Hill in November’s general election. The seat is being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Dan Coats.