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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell will host a public debate by Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District incumbent Republican Don Sherwood and Democratic challenger Chris Carney at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Sponsored by The Daily Item, The Danville News, and Sunbury Broadcasting Corp., the debate will take place in Trout Auditorium and is open to the public and free of charge. The event will be simulcast live on BUTV and in the Olin Science auditorium.

President Brian C. Mitchell said that Bucknell is proud to be hosting a congressional debate for one of the nation's key races. "This will be an interesting debate in what is a very interesting moment in the political landscape," said Mitchell.

Debate questions

Debate questions will be provided by a panel from The Daily Item and Sunbury Broadcasting and from pre-submitted questions by readers of The Daily Item and The Danville News and listeners of Sunbury Broadcasting's radio stations.

Questions can be submitted to The Daily Item via e-mail at debate@dailyitem.com.

Joe McGranaghan of Sunbury Broadcasting will moderate the debate. A coin toss will determine who goes first with the opening statement. That order will be maintained until the closing statements, when it will be reversed.

Incumbent Sherwood is from Tunkhannock, Pa. Democratic challenger Chris Carney of Dimock, Pa., is an associate professor of political science at Penn State's Scranton campus.

10th Congressional District

The 10th Congressional District includes Northumberland, Snyder, Union, Montour, Bradford, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties and parts of Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Lycoming counties.

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Posted Sept. 20, 2006

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