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Candidates for Indiana 9th to debate

Shelli Yoder (Source: Campaign Facebook page) Shelli Yoder (Source: Campaign Facebook page)
Trey Hollingsworth (Source: Campaign website) Trey Hollingsworth (Source: Campaign website)
(Source: WAVE 3 News) (Source: WAVE 3 News)

FLOYDS KNOBS, IN (WAVE) - A debate has been scheduled between two candidates running for Indiana's Ninth Congressional district seat.

Duke Energy is sponsoring the debate that will be hosted by Leadership Southern Indiana on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Floyd Central High School. WAVE 3 News and News and Tribune are the media partners.

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Democrat Shelli Yoder and Republican Trey Hollingsworth are vying to replace Todd Young, who is running for the U.S. Senate.

The hour-long debate will be moderated by WAVE 3 News anchor Scott Reynolds and streamed live on WAVE3.com.

"We're educating the community," LSI executive director Mark Eddy told News and Tribune. "We felt like this is a great opportunity, whether they can actually show up [or] they can see a live stream."

Libertarian candidate Russell Brooksband was not invited to participate in the debate. News and Tribune reported that decision was made by the LSI’s debate committee.

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