As challengers do, Andal has been lobbying for months for debates while McNerney, as incumbents do, has been putting them off.
That’s all over now.
The pair will tape a half-hour roundtable on the evening of Oct. 3 as part of the traditional Contra Costa Times’ televised series in partnership with the League of Women Voters, Comcast, CCTV, Contra Costa County, East Bay Foundation and Lesher Foundation.
I am the moderator and will ask the questions of the two candidates in a roundtable format. The taping session isn’t open to the public because we’ll be inside a small CCTV Martinez television studio. But it will air repeatedly on CCTV and other area public stations until the election. The segment will also be available 24-7 online at www.ContraCostaTimes.com. (Check back on my blog for airdates and links to the video as soon we complete production and post it, probably on Oct. 6 or 7.)
An open-to-the-public candidate event opent sponsored by the Tracy Press will be held Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Monte Visa Middle School, 751 W. Lowell St. in Tracy. As a public service, the Tracy Press has organized candidate forums since the 1960s.