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Indiana Town Halls and Informing to Empower Post Groundbreaking 5th District Primary Candidate Videos

Pandemic-Era Platform Features Easy to Use and Share Minute-Long Responses to Voter Questions INDIANAPOLIS, May 21, 2020 / A unique collaboration between Indiana Town Halls, WFYI public television and the non-partisan, non-profit Informing to Empower today announced that Indiana’s first-ever virtual congressional primary Town Hall is now viewable on the innovative new Candidates Video Debate platform. The ultra-accessible format breaks political debates into minute-long videos …

Fifth District Virtual Town Hall – Session 1 Republican Primary 2020

Fifth District Congressional candidates and citizens come together in a civic learning, on-line Town Hall less contentious than traditional debates. Citizens will hear the candidates’ responses to questions about legislative issues, candidate qualifications, and governing philosophy. There are two sessions for the 14 GOP primary candidates. This is session 1 which includes Kent Abernathy, Andrew …

Fifth District Virtual Town Hall – Session 2 Republican Primary 2020

Fifth District Congressional candidates and citizens come together in a civic learning, on-line Town Hall less contentious than traditional debates. Citizens will hear the candidates’ responses to questions about legislative issues, candidate qualifications, and governing philosophy. There are two sessions for the 14 GOP primary candidates. This is session 2 which includes Matt Hook, Matt …

Indiana Town Halls and Informing to Empower Launch Candidates Video Debate for Hotly Contested 5th District Primaries

A unique collaboration between Indiana Town Halls, WFYI public television and the non-partisan, non-profit Informing to Empower today announced that Indiana’s first-ever virtual congressional primary Town Hall is now viewable on the innovative new Candidates Video Debate platform. “Our focus–the suburban Indianapolis 5th District–is a purple district with no incumbent and is the first competitive Indiana congressional race in decades,” stated Les Zwirn, the citizen activist …

View short videos of each Republican and Democratic candidate answering questions during recent debate for the 5th District

Indiana’s first-ever virtual congressional primary Town Halls are now viewable on the innovative new Candidates Video Debate platform. The ultra-accessible format breaks political debates into minute-long videos of every candidate answering every question asked of them and presents these in a simple format for easy access and comparison. The 14-candidate 5th District Republican debate for the June 2 primary is available …

8 takeaways from Indiana 5th Congressional District Republican debate

Nearly all of the Indiana 5th District Republican candidates participated in one of two virtual town halls Monday night, as they attempted to win over voters for the June primary. The nontraditional debates, hosted by Indiana Town Halls, were both conducted virtually with candidates in separate rooms, due to the novel coronavirus. Read more of Kaitlin Lange’s …

Takeaways from the Democrat 5th District congressional debate

Four Democratic candidates for the 5th congressional district seat being vacated by Republican Susan Brooks participated in an online town hall-style forum Tuesday night ahead of the pandemic-delayed June 2 primary election. The debate was arranged by Indiana Town Halls and moderated by WISH-TV anchor David Barras, who read questions from constituents in the district. Read more of John …

From IBJ: Huge field of Republicans lines up in 5th Congressional District primary

When GOP congresswoman Susan Brooks announced in June that she wouldn’t seek reelection this year, a window of opportunity opened for eager Republicans across Indiana’s 5th District. There were so many potential candidates, in fact, that observers were placing playful bets on how many Republicans would run for what is a rare open seat. Read …

From IBJ: Five Dems chase chance to flip 5th District U.S. House seat

Democrats—in Indiana and nationwide—believe this is the year they can “flip the 5th.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had its eyes on Indiana’s 5th Congressional District even before Republican Rep. Susan Brooks announced in June that she wouldn’t seek reelection after serving since 2013. To read more of Lindsey Erdody’s article click here.

Fifth District Virtual Town Halls to Feature 14 Republican and four Democratic Candidates

  Indiana Town Halls (www.Indianatownhalls.org) and WFYI Productions today announced that its Fifth District Congressional Primary Town Halls will be webcast using Zoom technology on Monday and Tuesday, May 11 and 12. Fourteen Republican and four Democratic candidates will participate. Jim Shella, former political reporter for WISH-TV and former host of Indiana Week in Review …