Planning for May primaries

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Debate Commission will have at least one televised debate among candidates for U.S. Senate during the month leading into the May 8 primary.

The date and location for the debate will be determined after consultation with candidates and based on availability of television broadcast partners and venues, the commission said.

There are six announced candidates in the Republican field and two among Democrats, all seeking the seat held by Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat who was elected to his first six-year term in 2012.

Voters will have an opportunity to submit questions to be considered for the debate. Questions may be submitted at beginning at a date to be announced.

The commission also will conduct televised debates during the general election campaign season this fall.

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