Herrera Beutler Long set to debate at Woodland forum

first_imgLONGVIEW — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Democratic challenger Carolyn Long will face off at a forum in Woodland next month, but the Long campaign is calling for an opportunity for more vigorous debate.The Woodland Chamber of Commerce will host Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Long at noon Sept. 18 at the Oak Tree Restaurant, 1020 Atlantic Ave., Woodland.The candidates will also participate in a forum hosted by Clark Vancouver Television, which will be recorded and then available on CVTV.org, according to a press release.The Long campaign said Monday that the format of many forums often don’t allow candidates or moderators the chance to fact-check, challenge positions or pose follow-up questions.In addition to the upcoming forums, the Long campaign said it wanted to schedule debates in every county sponsored by local media with an active moderator and the chance for the candidates to respond to each other.last_img read more