Penn's Fels Institute of Government to Co-Host Series of Pennsylvania Auditor General and Treasurer Debates

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 23, 2008

Pennsylvania Auditor General Debate
Candidates: Chet Beiler, Republican
Betsy Summers, Libertarian Jack Wagner, Democrat (incumbent)

Moderator: Andrea Mulrine, President, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Treasurer Debate
Candidates: Tom Ellis, Republican
Robert McCord, Democrat

Moderator: David Thornburgh, executive director, Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania


The Fels Institute and LWVPA will co-host the debates to be held at the Fels Institute on Penn’s campus. The format for the debates will be moderated question-and-answer sessions rather than formal candidate podium discussions.

Pennsylvania Cable Network will broadcast the auditor general debate statewide on Oct. 29 at noon and Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. The treasurer debate will be broadcast Oct. 31 at noon and Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. Podcasts will be available at www.pcntv.com.

Additional information is available by contacting Alyson Rickets at 215-746-2735 or alysong@sas.upenn.edu.

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