KOAT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Albuquerque Journal, will air the first televised debate this Sunday, September 27th with the candidates of the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico.
KOAT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Albuquerque, N.M., and the Albuquerque Journal, will air the first televised debate this Sunday, Sept. 27, with the candidates of the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico.
The debate will include Republican candidate Yvette Herrell and Democratic incumbent Xochitl Torres Small and be moderated by anchor Doug Fernandez with anchor Shelly Ribando and Albuquerque Journal Senior Editor Kent Walz issuing the questions.
Herrell and Torres Small faced off for the hotly contested seat in 2018, with Torres Small taking the vote by razor thin margin.
“In a tumultuous year of so many unknowns, leadership is of the utmost importance to voters,” said Jess O’Neill, KOAT’s news director.
“It’s one of the reasons I’m beyond proud voters can turn to KOAT Action 7 News to see all three Congressional District debates as well as the U.S. Senate debate.”
Commitment 2020 is KOAT’s and Hearst Television’s promise to provide in-depth political coverage of important local, state and national races, issues and candidates. KOAT’s Commitment 2020’s multiplatform political coverage will include candidate forums and debates; political fact-checking and investigative reporting to engage and inform New Mexico voters as they prepare for both local and national elections.
The KOAT Action 7 News Commitment 2020 Debate for the 2nd Congressional District will air on KOAT on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m.
There are three additional debates set to air before Election Day, including the U.S. Senate debate between Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and Republican Mark Ronchetti.
Election Day is Nov. 3.
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