League of Women Voters invites McConnell, Grimes to debate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - In long League tradition, the League of Women Voters of Kentucky has invited the candidates for the United States Senate to participate in televised debates.

The League of Women Voters of Kentucky will partner with WKYT and WLKY in Louisville to produce and distribute statewide two U. S. Senate candidate debates.

"The League of Women Voters has a long history of conducting fair, non-partisan candidate forums and debates across Kentucky," Kentucky League Co-president Tammy Fagley said.

On Friday, letters were sent to the campaigns of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Senator Mitch McConnell inviting their participation in debates to be held at mutually agreed upon dates and locations. Both campaigns have acknowledged receipt of the invitation and indicated they are considering a variety of options and requests.

"Our only interest is voter service-having an informed and involved citizenry, "added Cynthia Heine, also a Kentucky League co-president.

The state league and the Lexington and Louisville chapters have partnered with these same CBS affiliates for years producing televised candidate forums/debates in gubernatorial, congressional, mayoral and school board elections.

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