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WMTW-TV Hosts Senatorial Debate for Snowe’s Former Seat

Topic: Politics and Election Coverage

Hearst Television’s WMTW-TV Portland-Auburn, Maine held two live debates for the candidates running for Olympia Snowe’s former U.S. Senate seat. On May 30 all four Democratic candidates participated in a live one-hour debate in WMTW-TV’s studio. On June 6, WMTW-TV hosted six Republican candidates at the studio for a live hour-long debate. In both debates, questions for the candidates came from the station’s editorial board, viewers and social networking platforms. Both debates were unsponsored and commercial-free. WMTW-TV also has created a webpage on the station’s website that features candidate profiles.

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