U.S. Senate candidates appearing on the Nov. 6 ballot have been invited to a second debate on Tuesday but Sen. Orrin Hatch says he is skipping it, like the first one, because of prior commitments.
In the first debate on Aug. 21 with an audience of only 20 people Democrat Scott Howell and minor-party candidates often asked questions to a vacant seat behind Hatch's name plate. For example, Howell turned to the empty seat and asked Hatch what he has done to create jobs, and said, "I don't hear anything."
The second debate, sponsored by K-Talk Radio AM 630, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at Weber State University's Student Union Building Ballroom C, 3848 Harrison Blvd., in Ogden. The public is invited, and the debate will be broadcast live.