Senate candidates answer tough questions during UofL forum
University of Louisville faculty, staff and students got their first glance at the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, who answered tough questions during an on-campus evening debate on April 1.
The five Democrats who are running to replace Sen. Jim Bunning answered questions about gay rights, federal bailouts, the recently passed health care reform bill, offshore drilling and other topics during a 90-minute debate in Bigelow Hall. Darlene Price, Jack Conway, Daniel Mongiardo, James Buckmaster and Maurice Sweeney shared many of the same views but offered stark contrasts on some issues.
The debate was the second political event offered by UofL students as part of Cards Decide 2010. The College Democrats and UofL's Office of Communications and Marketing sponsored the debate. Director of Media Relations Mark Hebert served as the moderator and asked questions submitted by audience members. Other questions were asked by Elizabeth Donatelli of WAVE-TV and Andy Alcock of WLKY-TV.
Hebert said the university hopes to sponsor more political forums or debates before the November elections.