WHYY to co-present, broadcast three debates featuring Delaware candidates for Gobernor, House, Senate


WHYY will co-present with WDEL three Delaware debates, including the first between candidates for Delaware governor, hosted by Widener Law.

Following are the debate dates and featured candidates:

· Tuesday, Oct. 16: Incumbent Gov. Jack Markell (D) vs. Jeffrey Cragg (R) and Mark Perri (Green)

· Wednesday, Oct. 24: Incumbent U.S. Rep. John Carney (D) vs. Tom Kovach (R), Bernard August (Green) and Scott Gesty (Libertarian)

· Tuesday, Oct. 30: Incumbent U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D) vs. Kevin Wade (R), Andrew Groff (Green) and Alexander Pires (I)

WDEL news anchors Peter MacArthur or Mellany Armstrong will moderate the debates, which will be broadcast live on 1150 WDEL-AM and at WDEL.com and Law.Widener.edu. WHYY-TV will broadcast the debates Oct. 17 for the governor’s race, Oct. 26 for the U.S. House race and Oct. 31 for the U.S. Senate race, all at 5 and 11 p.m.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Free parking is available.

Candidates will be debating key issues whose questions were developed by a panel of area journalists, including members of the WDEL and WHYY news staffs.