Before the presidential debate on Tuesday at Belmont, the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville will host an equally historic debate for the 1st Congressional District in Tennessee between Democrat candidate Rob Russell, Republican Candidate Phil Roe and several Independent candidates. The debate is set to begin at 7 p.m.
(NOTE: The most recent info I have indicates that so far only Russell and Roe have confirmed their attendance at the debate.)
WETS-FM's Wayne Winkler is moderator for the debate, which is sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
This year's campaign also marks the first time in more than 4 decades an incumbent is not on the ballot seeking re-election.
Also noteworthy, the complete absence of local media reporting on the plans for this event and for few stories on the candidates seeking election and the congressional race in general, which earns them a big fat F on their grade cards when it comes to covering local politics.