Senate debate set for Thursday in Montgomery – Alabama News

Senate debate set for Thursday in Montgomery – Alabama News


Where were the three leading Republican candidates strongest? We look at their best results — and where Luther Strange and Roy Moore might need to improve.
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It will have no moderator and no questions from the public or the press.

But the two candidates for the Republican nomination for Alabama’s junior U.S. Senate seat will debate. 

The Roy Moore campaign said Saturday they had agreed to a Sept. 21 debate in Montgomery with U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in a “Lincoln Douglas” format that will give each candidate time for arguments and rebuttals. 

The format will allow the two candidates to present what they want to discuss, rather than answer potentially difficult questions.

The debate will take place at the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery at 5:30 p.m.

“We are now moving forward with a discussion on staging and seating logistics,” a statement from the Moore camp said.

Strange’s campaign said in a statement they looked forward to the debate. 

“We are excited to give the voters the opportunity to hear from both candidates in this critical election,” Cameron Foster, a spokesman for the campaign, said in a statement. “We’ve also accepted three other debate invitations and are looking forward to working with the Moore campaign in a similar fashion to arrive at terms.” 

The move comes after Moore pulled out of a scheduled Sept. 21 debate at Samford University earlier this week. The former chief justice, who earlier agreed to…

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