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SIDEBAR: Town Hall continues tonight, Thursday

| October 7, 2020 1:00 AM

The Press 2020 Election Town Hall Forums start up again tonight at 5.

Candidates will answer reader-submitted questions that have been collected for the past two weeks. The candidates have not been provided with the questions in advance. The questions are timely, relevant to each political race and will relate to candidates’ stated platforms.

The virtual forums are being held to give community members detailed information about where each candidate stands, before they cast their votes. More than 37,000 absentee ballots began to be mailed to voters in Kootenai County on Friday.

These forums are not debates. Candidates will not be given time for rebuttals. They will be expected to answer questions directly and speak with facts about themselves and their own platforms, not their opponents.

Forums will end at 7 p.m. Each will be streamed live on Facebook as well as recorded and available in the “Meet the Candidates” section of the following day.

The schedule for The Coeur d'Alene Press 2020 Election Town Hall Forums is as follows:


Town Hall Forum No. 3

Kootenai County Sheriff, 5 p.m. — three candidates, one race

Bob Norris

Justin Nagel

Mike Bauer


Town Hall Forum No. 4

U.S. Congress District 1, 5 p.m. — three candidates, one race

Joe Evans

Rudy Soto

Russ Fulcher

U.S. Senate Idaho, 6:08 p.m. — two candidates, one race

Paulette Jordan

Natalie Fleming