PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the hottest races of this election year is happening right here in Pennsylvania. The Senate race between Pat Toomey (R) and Katie McGinty (D) will impact both the state of Pennsylvania and the balance of power on Capitol Hill. On Monday, October 24th, the two candidates will have an opportunity to make their case to the voters as 6abc presents the 2016 Pennsylvania Senate Race Debate. Moderated by Action News anchor Jim Gardner, the debate will take place at Lew Klein Hall, Temple Performing Arts Center.
The one-hour LIVE event starts at 7pm and will be the final televised debate before Election Day. The debate is presented by 6abc and the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters. Expect to hear the candidates discussing the key issues including the economy, jobs, and immigration.
"It is every citizen's right and privilege to vote and we're very proud to present this critical debate to our viewers to help them make their decision," says Bernie Prazenica – 6abc President & General Manager. "Pennsylvania voters have a chance to impact the balance of power in the Senate and we hope this debate will give the candidates a chance to make their positions clear to the voters."
"It is fitting that Temple University, a state-related university, be the location for this debate just one week before an election that is important to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to our nation," said Temple President Richard M. Englert.
6abc Action News is the #1 local news brand in the tri-state, and the undisputed news leader for the past 35 years. 6abc.com, the official website of Action News, is also the #1 local TV news website in the market.
The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania is a grassroots membership organization dedicated to encouraging informed and active participation in government by all Pennsylvanians, working to increase understanding of major local, Pennsylvania and national public policy issues, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy.
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