Politics

US Senate hopefuls to debate the issues Tuesday night

The major candidates running for California's U.S. Senate seat will take the stage in a debate Tuesday night as they compete to succeed Barbara Boxer.
The major candidates running for California's U.S. Senate seat will take the stage in a debate Tuesday night as they compete to succeed Barbara Boxer.
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Tuesday's debate with the major candidates running for U.S. Senate should give California voters a chance to see which office seeker best aligns with their views on issues like the economy and immigration.

Two Democrats, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, will participate along with three Republicans — George “Duf” Sundheim and Tom Del Beccaro, former chairmen of the state Republican Party, and Republican entrepreneur Ron Unz.

The "California Counts - Race for the Senate" debate runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will be aired live on KPCC 89.3FM and live streamed on kpcc.org. A live video stream will also be available on YouTube.

The event is part of the California Counts elections collaboration of public radio stations KPCC, KQED, Capital Public Radio and KPBS, which is hosting the debate at its studios in San Diego.

On the KPBS Facebook page, we'll also present a pre-show at 6:15 p.m. focusing on young voters and students.

KPCC senior political reporter Mary Plummer will be among the journalists questioning the candidates on the economy, immigration, health care, crime and climate change.

We welcome your participation as you watch or listen to the debate: comment on the KPBS Facebook page or include #CAcounts with your tweets.

To see our California Counts coverage, go to kpcc.org

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Series: California Counts

California Counts is a collaboration of KPBS, KPCC, KQED and Capital Public Radio to report on the 2016 election. The coverage focuses on major issues and solicits diverse voices on what's important to the future of California.

Read more in this series and let us know your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #CACounts.