Senate debate to be televised


The Indiana Debate Commission will conduct a televised Republican primary debate between U.S. Senate candidates Marlin Stutzman and Todd Young on April 18.

The one-hour debate will be broadcast from a studio at public television station WFYI in Indianapolis beginning at 7 p.m. EDT. A live feed of the telecast will be made available to television stations statewide.

Voters have the opportunity to submit questions that will be considered for the debate at

The moderator will be Elizabeth Bennion, a professor of political science at Indiana University South Bend. Bennion hosts the weekly television show “Politically Speaking” on WNIT.

Stutzman has been the U.S. representative for Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District since 2010. Young has served in the U.S. House since 2011 as representative of Indiana’s 9th Congressional District.

They are vying for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, also a Republican.