March 26, 2008 12:21 Age: 6 yrs

Democratic Candidates Debate for the U.S. Senate Nomination at Emory Law

Emory Law will host a debate with Georgia’s candidates for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, April 2, in Tull Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. The program is scheduled to begin promptly at 6:45 p.m., and the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. A reception in Hunter Atrium with light snacks and refreshments will follow the debate.

All six candidates have been invited to attend the debate. Confirmed attendees include: Dale Cardwell, Rand Knight and Josh Lanier.

The participating candidates will be asked a series of questions by a panel consisting of two members of the media and an Emory Law student. Panelists include Ken Edelstein, editor of Creative Loafing; Gina Espinosa, hard news editor of Mundo Hispanico; and Rhani Lott, student coordinator of the Emory Advocacy Society. Lott, in addition to posing her own questions, will present questions submitted by the Emory University student body. Emory Law Vice Dean James B. Hughes will serve as moderator.

Debate topics will range from national issues – such as the war in Iraq, healthcare, education and immigration – to issues specific to the state of Georgia – most notably, the water crisis and population growth.

Following the debate, attendees will have the opportunity to talk to the candidates and other individuals involved in Georgia Democratic politics.

The event is sponsored by the Emory Law Democrats, with financial support from the Student Bar Association.

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