Libertarian Party of Indiana Senate candidate Andrew Horning announced on his facebook page that he has accepted an invitation to participate in two U.S. Senate debates. The Indiana Debate Commission (IDC) broadcasts these debates across Indiana and opens access to multiple news outlets across Indiana.
Horning writes to his followers:
”I have just heard better news than I’d hoped for:
The Indiana Debate Commission will host and conduct TWO (2) US Senate debates…and I will be in both. !!! This is exceptionally, unexpectedly, broad-smile-inducing good news. We need to do what we can to ensure that voters tune in.”
The campaigns and the IDC will meet to set the dates, times, and locations at a later date. The IDC includes the LPIN in their debates due to the LPIN’s automatic ballot access and growing strength in Indiana. Horning participated in a Gubernatorial debate held by the IDC in 2008, and U.S. Senate candidate Rebecca Sink-Burris participated in three debates in 2010. Gubernatorial candidate Rupert Boneham has also accepted an invitation to three debates in the coming months.
About the Indiana Debate Commission:
The Indiana Debate Commission (IDC) is the only incorporated and independent debate group in the nation. The concept of this commission was created with the input of many voices during the course of a year’s planning in 2007. Represented by 13 affiliates, the IDC provides a free satellite feed to broadcasters during election years to provide the widest viewing and listening audience possible – including a live stream that appears on this site. To date, the IDC has hosted 10 widely televised debates in contested races in both primary and general elections. IDC debates have also been broadcast by C-SPAN, a national public affairs network. Organized as a 501c3, funding comes from affiliate pledges and professional services are donated. (Source: http://indianadebatecommission.com/)