Posted: Jun 15, 2012 10:47 AM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center
HELENA- Democratic Senator Jon Tester and Republican Representative Denny Rehberg will square off in a U.S. Senate candidate debate later this month in Whitefish.
AARP Montana announced Friday it's teaming up with the Montana Broadcasters Association to sponsor the first broadcast debate for U.S. Senate on June 24th at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish.
"On behalf of AARP's more than 150,000 Montana members, we are pleased to sponsor a forum where the two candidates for U.S. Senate can present their respective visions for the future of our state and nation," said AARP Montana State President Joy Bruck in a news release.
"The next Senator will face a daunting set of public policy issues that are critical to the future of all Montanans. Those at mid-life and older are paying close attention to an array of issues including how our Senator will continue to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare for today's retirees and future generations," Bruck added.
The live senatorial debate will air commercial-free at 9 a.m. on Sunday June 24 on all major networks across Montana and stations will also re-air the debate throughout the week.
The moderator will be Greg MacDonald, a veteran journalist and President and CEO of the Montana Broadcasters Association, who will ask the candidates their views on issues impacting Montana families including the economy, jobs, the federal debt and health and retirement security.
The event is not open to the public, however, those interested are urged to tune-in on Sunday, June 24 at 9 a.m., according to a news release.