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Debate still planned for Republican Congressional candidates tomorrow



The top three Republican candidates for the 2nd U.S. House District Congressional seat, left open following Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s appointment of Dean Heller to the U.S. Senate, will debate at a special event to be held starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, 2680 E. 9th St., Reno. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Public admission is $10.

The candidates invited are retired Navy Commander Kirk Lippold, former state Senator and state GOP Chairman Mark Amodei and state Senator Greg Brower. Northern Nevada television personality Sam Shad, host of Nevada NewsMakers, will moderate the 60-minute debate. A guest panel of local media representatives will present questions to the candidates and oversee the process.

The debate will be broadcast live by News Talk KKFT 99.1 FM Fox News Radio. Radio listeners will be given the opportunity to blog questions to the station (http://www.991fmtalk.com/), some of which may be presented to the candidates.

The event is sponsored by the Nevada Republican Assembly and is not affiliated with the state or county party. For more information about the NVRA or the debate, visit the organization’s web site at www.nvra.com.

“As the Reagan wing of the Republican party, the NVRA would like to sponsor this event to give candidates the opportunity to represent themselves and to provide voters with a chance to listen to these candidates, ask questionsK and participate in the electoral process,” said NVRA Executive Board President Travis Christensen.

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