Democrat Raul Ruiz and his Republican challenger Jeff Stone have agreed to a debate of one hour on television. With so many issues at stake in this election – from the economy to defense to the Salton Sea to immigration to race relations to who has the shittiest car, to name a few – 60 minutes should be plenty of time to cover all of it. And if not, they have agreed to spend an extra 30 minutes talking about things on the internet after to
increase the local newspaper and tv’s web traffic better inform voters where they stand on the issues.
Raul Ruiz and Jeff Stone agree to debate in October at televised event hosted by The Desert Sun, KESQ and CBS Local… https://t.co/101VwFqvu7
— Desert Sun News Feed (@DesertSunNews) September 13, 2016
“We feel it is our responsibility to inform our viewers about candidates and issues,” said Mike Stutz, general manager of the Gulf-California Broadcast Company said in a press release. “Using the combined resources of KESQ News Channel 3, CBS Local 2 and The Desert Sun, we will be providing voters with a unique opportunity to understand the differences between these two candidates.”
The debate will be on both KESQ and Local 2 at 6 pm on October 16. There will then be an extra 30 minutes that will follow online, which is perfect for the Coachella Valley tech savvy older voters.