The 1st Indiana Senate debate between Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly, Republican Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock and Libertarian Andrew Horning is at 7 p.m EDT at WFYI-TV's studio in Indianapolis. The debate will be moderated by Mizell Stewart III of Scripps.
From my earlier diary with streaming links.
The debate will be televised nationally by C-Span which I am watching. It will also be televised statewide by WANE(Ft. Wayne), WSJV(South Elkhart-Fox28), WXIN(Indianapolis-Fox59) and WSBT(South Bend) among other TV stations. The debate will be streamed online by those stations too.The debate will air live on WANE-TV and will also stream live on wane.com. You can vote for who you think won the debate by texting INSEN2012 to 36729.
Fox59 live stream link
C-Span Program link(it will be live on C-SPAN 1)
4:01 PM PT: Indiana debate started. Moderator Mizell Stewart introduced himself
4:02 PM PT: Stewart introduces the candidates. Donnelly starts
4:03 PM PT: "Nobody ever asked anyone on the team if they were Republicans or Democrats" Talking about coaching basketball
4:03 PM PT: Mourdock makes his opening statement.
4:04 PM PT: Put a mark on that chapter november 6th Mourdock says
4:04 PM PT: Mourdock says peopel compromise their princples when they go to Washington.
4:05 PM PT: Horning's opening statement. Some comment about cappachinoes
4:05 PM PT: Music student from Indianapolis. Education question
4:06 PM PT: cutting programs and Arts funding
4:06 PM PT: Donnelly supports arts funding and pell grants
4:06 PM PT: Donnelly reminds that Mourdock wants to end Department of Education
4:07 PM PT: Mourdock says he did say he wanted to eliminated Dept. of Ed but wouldn't end Pell Grants
4:07 PM PT: claims they are sending more money to Washington and not getting local results
4:08 PM PT: Mourdock says he wants Hoosier money to stay in Indiana
4:08 PM PT: Horning says federal education is unconstitutional and not working. Mentions Military Industrial complex
4:09 PM PT: Donnelly rebuttal. Pell Grants make education possible
4:09 PM PT: Donnelly calls Mourdock leader of Tea Party
4:10 PM PT: Mourdock says he has been elected as a Republican manytimes. Mentions Harry Reid. Also mentions state credit rating
4:10 PM PT: Horning again says change the rules. Overturn our crony government he says
4:10 PM PT: Next question. Tech support guy. Tax reform question
4:11 PM PT: Mourdock answers first. Taxes need to be reformed he says. Doesn't support fair tax
4:11 PM PT: Mourdock against estate tax
4:12 PM PT: Mourdock says Donnelly extended estate tax
4:12 PM PT: Horning supports fair tax. Calls Social Security and Medicare "ponzi schemes"
4:12 PM PT: Donnelly supports reducing taxes on Small Businesses
4:13 PM PT: Donnelly supports increasing deductions on estate tax
4:13 PM PT: Would eliminate estate tax if budget were balanced. Mourdock rebuttal and attacks on Obamacare
4:14 PM PT: Mourdock says he wants to end Obamacare
4:14 PM PT: Horning "1 voice in 100"
4:14 PM PT: Horning "Punch in the gut to status quo"
4:15 PM PT: Donnelly last word. Talks about medical device tax
4:15 PM PT: Next question. Consulting person. Example of working with who you disagree
4:15 PM PT: Horning. Hasn't held a public office.
4:16 PM PT: Says he's handling lots of conflict in his job and that he had kids.
4:16 PM PT: Donnelly. "I've had kids too". Worked with Fred Upton
4:16 PM PT: Donnelly says he worked to improve highways
4:17 PM PT: Mourdock. Working together important. Calls Donnelly's ad cold. Says he worked with Democrats to help people with college. Mentions welfare to work.
4:18 PM PT: Horning. 30 seconds. Again mentions status quo
4:18 PM PT: Donnelly. "We have a Mourdock vs. Mourdock debate going on."
4:19 PM PT: Mourdock last word. Rebuts what Donnelly just said. Mentions the national debt
4:19 PM PT: Lincoln-Douglas section.
4:20 PM PT: Donnelly. 1 Minute. He have to work on jobs. Worked with Lugar to save auto jobs
4:20 PM PT: Donnelly says that Mourdock sent a letter than Lugar betrayed conservatives
4:21 PM PT: Mourdock 2 minutes. Lugar an honorable man. Chrysler case disagreements
4:21 PM PT: Mourdock says U.S government overturned 150 years of bankruptcy law. Again mentions Reid agenda
4:22 PM PT: "partisanship drowning out principle"
4:22 PM PT: Mourdock attacks Donnelly for raising debt limit 7 times.
4:23 PM PT: Horning. 2 minutes. Says that Republicans have never reduced the size of government. Ike gave a big tax cut. So did JFK.
4:23 PM PT: Horning says he admires Reagan's words but not his actions
4:25 PM PT: Donnelly. Inappropriate to say hero like Lugar betrayed anything
4:25 PM PT: Donnelly proud to stand with Lugar on Chyrsler rescue. Says Mourdock tried to sue to force liquidation
4:26 PM PT: Mourdock. 4 years ago, Donnelly endorsed Obama.
4:26 PM PT: Mourdock makes statements that income, gas prices and health care costs have gone in wrong direction
4:27 PM PT: Horning. Says you can't fix the problem from within.
4:27 PM PT: Horning mentions our tax dollars going overseas to protect us from guys with exploding underpants.
4:28 PM PT: Ron Paul is Horning's hero.
4:28 PM PT: Donnelly. 4 years ago, we were losing 800,000 every month.
4:29 PM PT: We have gained 5 million jobs over last 2 and half years.
4:29 PM PT: Donnelly says Mourdock coudl have sunk Indiana economy if he was successful in suing Chrysler.
4:30 PM PT: "If Mourdock is successful, I could lose my house.."
4:30 PM PT: Donnelly says he would work with Romney if he were President.
4:30 PM PT: Mourdock. Claims Obama made economy worse.
4:31 PM PT: Mourdock acknowledges 7.8 unemployment but says debt has increased.
4:32 PM PT: Horning keeps repeating the same things. Mentions prison population percentages.
4:32 PM PT: Donnellly. Foreign policy. Osama dead, our troops home from Iraq.
4:33 PM PT: Donnelly says working to get them home from Afghanistan and that they need jobs when they come back.
4:34 PM PT: Donnelly had visited Indiana National Guard in Afghanistan. They said they needed jobs when they come home. Most important thing they said.
4:34 PM PT: Mourdock. Agree on what they're doing overseas.
4:35 PM PT: Mourdock says Department of Defense must be well-funded.
4:35 PM PT: Mourdock says Obama's policies have not worked.
4:35 PM PT: Mourdock cites uncertainty with tax rates and such come January.
4:36 PM PT: Horning. Closing out that segment. More mentioning status quo.
4:37 PM PT: Horning says millions are in the Senate race and says those dollars are not without strings.
4:38 PM PT: Next question. Grad student. Negative ads, wants to know which policy stance from opponent each agrees with
4:38 PM PT: Donnelly agrees with Mourdock on college affordability.
4:39 PM PT: Donnelly says Horning has a deep love for the state.
4:40 PM PT: Mourdock is OK with Libertarian party.
4:40 PM PT: Mourdock likes their constitutional approach and credits them with his Chysler lawsuit decision
4:41 PM PT: Mourdock agrees with Donnelly on immigration.
4:41 PM PT: Horning. Says he agrees with both of his opponents on several issues.
4:42 PM PT: Horning says he is from a different paradigm.
4:42 PM PT: Horning doesn't flinch when people say that Mourdock is a Tea Party candidate. Says Donnelly and campaign staff are both pleasant.
4:43 PM PT: Next question. Lawn care worker. Proper role of government.
4:44 PM PT: Mourdock likes question. Article 1, Section 8 of Constitution.
4:44 PM PT: Mourdock says ad that Donnelly put out was inaccurate over SS and Medicare not in Constitution.
4:45 PM PT: Again mentioned that Donnelly voted to raise debt limit 7 times.
4:45 PM PT: Horning also likes the question. Mentions 10th Amendment.
4:45 PM PT: Horning misreads Constitution. Big surprise.
4:46 PM PT: Role of government clearly in print.
4:47 PM PT: Donnelly. Says consider that Mourdock met with local Tea Party and that voters know what he was implying. Says Mourdock wanted to voucherize Medicare and that seniors would pay $6200 more.
4:48 PM PT: Next question. Lawyer from Zionsville. Maintain or cut the safety net.
4:49 PM PT: Horning. "Everything must go". Used to be done by charities.
4:49 PM PT: Says Medicare is generating the most of our debt.
4:50 PM PT: Donnelly. Mentions Farm Bill and that he couldn't vote for one because of Tea Party. 16B in nutrition cuts.
4:50 PM PT: Kids could still get something decent to eat at school.
4:51 PM PT: Mourdock says no Farm Bill vote is regrettable. Needs to be dealt with.
4:51 PM PT: Mourdock again attacks Donnelly on Obamacare. Repeats 716B lie.
4:52 PM PT: Final Question. What is the most important thing to be done for the Hoosiers at home.
4:53 PM PT: Donnelly says 716B was also done with Ryan budget. Focus on job creation, going after China, American energy and oil exploration and ethanol.
4:53 PM PT: "I wear an American uniform" Donnelly
4:53 PM PT: Gives thanks as last words.
4:54 PM PT: Mourdock says thanks for having them there tonight. Again mentiones Obamacare and estate tax.
4:55 PM PT: Mourdock says Indiana is on the right track. Mentions debt again.
4:55 PM PT: Mourdock repeats 7 times for debt limit raise attack.
4:55 PM PT: Horning advocates third parties.
4:56 PM PT: Says a U.S Senator needs to defend Indiana Constitution.
4:56 PM PT: claims Social Security and Medicare are "monkey traps"
4:56 PM PT: mentions life expectancy in 1935
4:57 PM PT: Stewart gives thanks to sponsors.
4:57 PM PT: Stewart says good night.