For Immediate Release
August 5, 2010
Contact Team Emerson: (573)335-0033
Jo Ann Emerson announced this morning that she has accepted the offer of Missouri Science and Technology to host a debate this October in the race for the Eighth Congressional District seat.
"I'm very glad Missouri S&T will be a part of the important discussion we need to have with voters on the issues facing Southern Missouri. I look forward to the debate and to the opportunity to engage my opponents on the economy, health care, energy, agriculture, and other issues which affect us here at home. We have an important decision to make about the direction of our country, and this election will determine the makeup of the Congress," said Emerson.
Missouri S&T will host the third October debate in the Eighth Congressional District. All three debates Jo Ann Emerson proposed have recieved offers to host from academic institutions, and three of the four candidates for the congressional seat have accepted the challenge.
October 11 -- Southeast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau)
October 13 -- Three Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff)
October 17 -- Missouri S&T (Rolla)
The debate in Rolla will take place on October 17 at Missouri S&T.