Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Ivyland Councilwoman Christina Finello have both indicated they will join WBCB 1490 and Bucks County Community College for two separate congressional debates.
WBCB 1490 is currently coordinating with both campaigns to schedule a date for the debate agreeable for both candidates. Local media outlets have made inquiries as to when this debate may occur.
Currently, WBCB is trying to arrange for a debate in mid-to-late August. The goal of a debate in August is to reach voters before they send in mail-in ballots, which can applied for and sent back 50 days before the November 3 election. Additionally, this would get ahead of a potential COVID-19 spike in the fall, as many health experts have predicted.
The Finello campaign is aiming for a debate in the last two weeks of October. Their goal is to reach more voters closer to the election, according to Campaign Manager Ali Anderson.
The Fitzpatrick campaign has agreed to a potential August date. They hope to schedule it before the House of Representatives resumes session in September.
These events will continue a long standing tradition of furthering the democratic process in Bucks County as voters make their decisions for the November general election.
The public candidate forum at Lower Bucks Campus will again feature Bristol Borough’s Bill Pezza as moderator. Current plans indicate this event will be held the first full week of October. This forum at BCCC will not be open to the public as it has in past years due to the pandemic.
The Fitzpatrick campaign also announced they are “awaiting the details of the third debate in October at Delaware Valley University.”