FULL DEBATE AUDIO:
One of the most closely watched congressional races in the country during this year's election is playing out in the Sacramento region.
Candidates for the 7th congressional district seat, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican challenger Doug Ose faced off in their only scheduled debate leading up to the November election. District 7 stretches from Folsom to Elk Grove.
The debate took place in the KVIE-TV studios and was co-sponsored by Capital Public Radio, KVIE, the Sacramento Bee, the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State, Folsom Lake College and the Los Rios Community College District.
Following the debate, Insight aired a live one-hour analysis program hosted by Beth Ruyak and featuring Political Junkie Ken Rudin, who has analyzed every congressional race in the nation since 1984. Beth and Ken also interviewed each candidate after the debate.
Earlier in the day, the Political Junkie Ken Rudin was part of a Debate Watch 101 panel at Folsom Lake College. Listen to his thoughts on the race below:
Debate Watch 101 Full audio:
Schedule of Events:
Folsom Lake College, 12 p.m. - Debate Watch 101
KVIE-TV Studios, 7 p.m. - Live Debate
Post Debate Insight Show, 8 p.m.
7th Congressional District Debate On Insight
Seventh Congressional District candidates Ami Bera and Doug Ose face off in their only debate Wednesday. Immediately after the debate, Insight will feature analysis and reaction from Political Junkie Ken Rudin.
7th Congressional District Debate
Democratic incumbent Ami Bera faced off with Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones in their only debate Tuesday night. The two are vying for the contentious 7th Congressional District seat.
Democratic Representative Ami Bera faced Republican challenger Doug Ose in the first and only debate for the 7th Congressional District seat. Last night the two sparred over such issues as health care, the economy and immigration.
CapRadio compiled the event through the eyes of social media, including events leading up to the only scheduled debate between Rep. Ami Bera and challenger Doug Ose, through the post-debate analysis.
Congressman Ami Bera and Republican challenger Doug Ose will square off in their first debate tonight for the 7th Congressional District.