REMINDER: 3rd Congressional District candidates debate Friday afternoon


The 2 p.m. debate will be aired live on CVTV, TVW, and the Facebook page of KATU News

CLARK COUNTY — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and challenger Carolyn Long will debate at 2 p.m. Friday in an event sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Clark, Cowlitz, and Klickitat-Skamania counties and four newspapers.

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long will square off for a debate Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. File photos
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long will square off for a debate Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. File photos

The debate will be aired live on the government access station Clark/Vancouver Television (CVTV), its website and Facebook page; on TVW, the state’s public affairs network, its website and Facebook page; and KLTV, the community-access station serving Longview and Kelso.

KATU in Portland will also live stream the debate on its website and Facebook page.

“This is truly a cooperative effort between three Leagues and four newspapers and represents the kind of collaboration that can only benefit our communities,” said Clark County League Co-Presidents Nancy Halvorson and Jane Johnson. “The participation of these candidates should offer voters an opportunity to see where they stand on a wide selection of important issues.” 

Long, an associate professor in political science at Washington State University Vancouver, is challenging Herrera Beutler for the second time in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.  Herrera Beutler was first elected to the U.S. House in 2010, filling the seat vacated by retiring Brian Baird.  She has been re-elected four times since.

The district encompasses Southwest Washington and portions of central Washington and includes Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, Klickitat, Lewis, Pacific and Wahkiakum counties and a small portion of Thurston County.

Journalist Steve Leader, who retired in April after more than 30 years at Portland’s KXL-FM radio, will moderate.  Reporters from four newspapers in the district will ask questions of the candidates.

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