During the 6 PM edition of Channel 8's report, Joe Donlon reported that the Merkley and Smith campaigns and the station have reached an agreement to one (and probably more) televised debates. As reported on OLive by The Big O's Dave Hogan:
The hourlong debate on Oct. 8 will be broadcast live by KGW-TV from the station's Portland studios beginning at 7 p.m., said Rod Gramer, KGW's executive news director. Sponsors will include KGW and The Oregonian.
This looks like the beginning of a series:
The two candidates may hold as many as five other debates before the Nov. 4 election, said Merkley spokesman Matt Canter, but discussions are continuing.
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