National interest is focused like a laser on the race for the United States Senate seat in Delaware. Tea-party backed candidate, Romney-endorsed, Republican Christine O’Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons will step to the debate podiums tonight in Newark, Delaware to expound their views on the economy, jobs, taxes, social issues, and more. The fireworks will be aired on CNN and C-Span and will also be webstreamed.
Watch Delaware Debates 2010 online or on TV
Oct. 12, 2010—-Even if you don’t have tickets to Wednesday’s debate between Delaware Senate candidates Chris Coons (D) and Christine O’Donnell (R), there are a variety of ways you can watch the debate live.
Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. [Eastern Time], Oct. 13, in Mitchell Hall, the debate will be broadcast live on Campus Cable Channel 48, and will be webstreamed live at:
Seating in Mitchell Hall is available only to those who already have tickets. For those on campus without tickets, the debate will be broadcast live in Room 100 of Wolf Hall.
In addition, the first hour of the debate will be broadcast live on CNN, and it will be broadcast in its entirety on CNN beginning at 11 p.m. C-SPAN will broadcast the entire debate live.
Other television stations that will be broadcasting all or part of the debate live include WBOC, WHYY and WMDT.
Co-hosted by the University of Delaware Center for Political Communication and Delaware First Media, Delaware Debates 2010 is supported by AARP Delaware and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.
Co-moderators for the debate will be Nancy Karibjanian of Delaware First Media and CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.
The debate is part of the National Agenda course at the University, and seats have been reserved for students in the class, as well as the candidates and debate sponsors.
A poll taken yesterday from Fox News of 1,000 likely voters reveals Coons leading with 54 % compared to 38 % for O’Donnell, with a 3% margin of error. Remember, O’Donnell was behind in her primary race against Mike Castle and, in the final weeks, pulled out a victory. This is now an uphill battle for her and I wish her the very best tonight. Republicans want the senate seat that Vice-President Joe Biden held for 36 years!
Keeping with MRC tradition, you are invited to participate in our pre-debate, debate, and post-debate conversation in our chat forum.
UPDATE 10/14/10: Thanks to all who participated in our debate chat last night. Here is video of the O’Donnell vs Coons Delaware debate last night. CNN aired the first hour of the debate and interrupted proceedings to air coverage of the historic rescue of Chilean miners. The entire debate was later rebroadcast on CNN.
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~UPDATE from Ross:
If you haven’t seen it yet, enjoy Christine’s latest ad which is also one of the best ads of this election season.