In the final planned meeting among the Illinois 12th Congressional District candidates, Mike Bost, Brendan Kelly and Randy Auxier are scheduled to participate in a televised debate.
The debate is being sponsored by The Southern Illinoisian, WSIU and the Belleville News-Democrat. Questions during the debate, which is scheduled to take place at the WSIU studios in Carbondale, will be asked by a panel of journalists.
The debate will be televised on WSIU, the southern Illinois PBS station, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In the metro-east, it’s Channel 8 on Charter Spectrum cable. You can also watch it online.
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Bost, who is in his second term, is in a close race with Kelly, the Democratic nominee. Several recent polls ahead of the Nov. 6 election show the Bost is leading Kelly by one percentage point.
However, a poll released by the New York Times on Tuesday had Bost with a larger lead of 48 percent to 39 percent over Kelly. Auxier was not included in the poll.