Final 2nd C.D. debates set at NEC

The Center for Civic Engagement at New England College in Henniker will play host in September to the final debates of the 2010 primary season in the Republican and Democratic races in the 2nd Congressional District.Media partners in the debates are New Hampshire Business Review, the Concord Monitor, and WGIR radio.

Democratic candidates Ann McLane Kuster and Katrina Swett will debate on Friday, Sept. 10, followed by the Republican candidates on the 11th. The three Republican hopefuls are Charlie Bass, Robert Giuda and Jennifer Horn.

Primary voters will be going to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 14.

“The Concord Monitor, New Hampshire Business Review,, and WGIR radio have all demonstrated a firm commitment to covering these pivotal New Hampshire races and ensuring that the citizens of this state have access to the candidates and their positions on the most pressing topics. We look forward to working with our media partners to continue New Hampshire’s long tradition of spirited political discourse and the active participation of our citizens,” said Wayne F. Lesperance Jr., director of the Center for Civic Engagement and professor of political science at NEC.

All debates will be held at the Simon Center at NEC and will be broadcast by WGIR and covered extensively by the Concord Monitor, NHBR and

The debates will be moderated by Scott Spradling, president of the Spradling Group and former news anchor at WMUR-TV. Questions will be prepared by a panel made up reporters from the Concord Monitor and WGIR radio, Jeff Feingold, editor of NHBR, and James Pindell, political analyst and editor of the

Further questions are being solicited from the public by the media partners and will be asked during the course of the one-hour debates. NHBR readers with questions they’d like to ask the Democratic or Republican candidates can send them to

Seating at the debates will be limited. For more information on the debates or to reserve seating, contact Lesperance at