UPDATE 7:31 p.m. Congressman Ami Bera and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones defended their positions on immigration, the economy and national security during the only debate in the race for the 7th Congressional District seat Tuesday night.
Capital Public Radio, Sacramento Bee, KVIE and Folsom Lake College sponsored the hour-long debate.
CapRadio will have complete coverage on Morning Edition Wednesday morning and on CapRadio.org
Original Post: Democratic incumbent Ami Bera and Republican challenger Scott Jones, competing in one of the nation’s most closely watched congressional contests, will debate live from KVIE-TV studios Tuesday night.
Jason Shoultz of McClatchy will serve as moderator. Panelists will include: Bob Moffitt, Sacramento Region Reporter for Capital Public Radio; Dan Smith, Capitol Bureau Chief for The Sacramento Bee; and Zainub Tayeb, a student journalist for The Talon at Folsom Lake College.
The live debate is scheduled for one hour – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – before a studio audience of about 100.
Watch the debate on this page or listen on 90.9 KXJZ and our player.
Read more about the race for the 7th Congressional District here.
Follow @CAPolitiFact, who will be checking facts during the debate.
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