Second, Third Congressional District Debates Slated for Next Week

By: Michael Mandarino, Follow South Jersey Assignment Editor

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The four candidates running for the Second and Third Congressional District representative spots are set to participate in debates next week.

Rep. Andy Kim (D-3) and Republican challenger David Richter will take part in a debate beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 5. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters, and you’ll be able to watch the live webinar here.

The League of Women Voters is asking community members to submit questions for the debates by emailing Questions are only allowed to focus on issues of discussion as opposed to personal information, and the deadline to submit questions is Friday.

In addition to Rep. Kim and Richter, independent candidate Martin Weber will also participate in the debate. Fellow independent candidate Robert Shapiro will not be present, but the event’s moderator will read a statement from him.

Elsewhere, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-2) and Democratic challenger Amy Kennedy will take part in a debate at 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 in the Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room at Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus. This debate will be televised on NJTV, and you’ll also be able to watch the event on, NJ Spotlight News’ YouTube channel, and the Hughes Center’s website.

Stockton University is also asking for community members to submit questions for this debate. You can submit your questions by emailing, and you can also use the hashtags #CD2Debate or #NJDecides2020 on social media.

“Only public television would showcase a political event like this in primetime and across multi-platform channels so all of New Jersey can learn more about these candidates during this critical election,” NJTV Senior Managing Editor Jamie Kraft said in a press release. “This debate will be ‘must-see’ TV, and is a cornerstone of NJTV’s ongoing, comprehensive election season coverage.” 

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