FROM: Kim Alexander
DATE: Tuesday, September 22, 1998
RE: Tomorrow's Governor's Debate
Tomorrow, Dan Lungren, the Republican Party’s candidate for Governor, and Gray Davis, the Democratic Party’s candidate, will meet and debate in Sacramento. This is the third of five debates between the two major party candidates for Governor in the 1998 General Election campaign season.
The hour-long debate begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at California State University, Sacramento. The debate is sponsored by CSUS, the California Business Roundtable and the California Chamber of Commerce. This debate will follow the format of the previous two debates and will include questions from three journalists -- Scott Lindlaw of the Associate Press, Jack Kavanagh of California CapitolWeek, and Amy Chance of the Sacramento Bee.
It has been difficult to find out which television stations plan to air tomorrow’s debate. In the Sacramento area, KCRA and KXTV are planning live coverage. Hopefully other TV stations are planning to offer live coverage of tomorrow’s debate as well. Check your local listings to find out if the debate will be broadcast in your area.
In the Bay Area, BayTV will air the debate on cable as well as on the Internet -- you can view it live with RealPlayer at http://www.sfgate.com. In addition, KQED’s California Report will provide live coverage to public radio stations statewide.
Those looking for transcripts of the debate, as well as responses to the questions from the five other minor-party candidates running for governor, will find that information on the Democracy Network’s web site, at http://www.dnet.org. Minor party candidates for governor include:
* Nathan Johnson (American Independent)
* Steve Kubby (Libertarian)
* Dan Hamburg (Green)
* Gloria La Riva (Peace & Freedom)
* Harold Bloomfield (Natural Law)
Here’s hoping for a lively and informative exchange tomorrow!
-- Kim Alexander, President
California Voter Foundation