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Countdown to Election Day – Early Voting Republican Primary US SENATE DEBATE

Sponsored by Grassroots America – We the People  

Confirmed candidates are: Ted Cruz, Tom Leppert, Craig James, Glenn Addison, Lela Pittenger (contact with Dewhurst campaign has been made)

Location: Lakeview Church of Nazarene, 10818 Spur 248, Tyler, TX 75707-4000 

Date: Wednesday, May 16 

Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM for meet & greet with candidates;at approximately 6:15 PM the meeting will open with prayer, pledge, introduction of panelists, and audience instruction on debate rules. The debate begins at 6:30 with target close at 8:15 PM (105 minutes). Candidates will have an additional 30 minutes after close of the debate to meet with attendees. 

Candidates will have 1 minute each to introduce themselves. At the end of questioning, candidates will have 2 minutes to close, rebut, or address an issue not covered in the debate topics. If the closing 2 minutes are used to assail another candidate, the target will have 30 seconds to respond.

Candidates are not to ask another candidate a direct question. 

Candidates may bring notes.