MISSION, KS — Following a decisive victory in the Democratic primary, Dr. Barbara Bollier announced today the debate schedule for Kansas’ 2020 U.S. Senate race. She will participate in three debates with her opponent, Roger Marshall, at different locations across the state. As in years past, debate season will kick off with the state fair radio debate on Saturday, September 19th.
“This is a critical year for our state and country and I’m eager to share my priorities with the people of Kansas,” said Dr. Barbara Bollier. “During this pandemic it is absolutely essential that we conduct all campaign events, including debates, in a safe manner, consistent with the guidelines of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the CDC.”
In the 2014 U.S. Senate race, Sen. Pat Roberts and Greg Orman participated in three debates as well, beginning with the state fair debate. Despite the Kansas State Fair being canceled this year, the traditional radio debate will still be hosted by Kansas Radio Network and WIBW Radio in Topeka.
“I look forward to speaking more with Kansans about the challenges we face and how we can work together to improve their lives and the future of our great state,” said Dr. Bollier. “It’s time we have a real dialogue about which candidate will truly be an independent voice of reason in Washington.”
In an effort to reach different geographic areas of the state, the Bollier for Kansas campaign has also agreed to a debate hosted by the Johnson County Bar Association and Kansas Public Television in the Kansas City Metro area at a date yet to be determined and a debate in Wichita hosted by KWCH television on October 6th.
Dr. Bollier’s participation in any debate or live event is conditioned on the organizers, her opponents, and all staff abiding by all safety measures advised by medical experts, including social distancing and masks.