HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's U.S. Senate candidates Mazie Hirono and Linda Lingle have settled on five debates before the Nov. 6 elections.
Campaigns for Hirono, a Democrat, and Lingle, a Republican, jointly announced on Wednesday that the schedule would include four televised debates, starting with an Oct. 8 debate on KHON-TV.
The candidates will debate Oct. 16 on KITV-TV, Oct. 18 on PBS Hawaii and Oct. 22 on Hawaii News Now.
Hirono and Lingle will meet first Sept. 6 at a Japanese Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Honolulu.
Both candidates are hoping to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.