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WATCH: U.S. Senate Debate between Joni Ernst and Theresa Greenfield

KTIV, KWWL, KCCI and the Des Moines Register held a political debate between candidates in one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country.

The KTIV DECISION 2020: U.S. Senate Debate took place Oct. 15, and was between Republican incumbent Joni Ernst and Democratic nominee Theresa Greenfield.

You can watch the full debate on KTIV's Facebook here.

The program was also n KWWL in Waterloo, KCCI in Des Moines, KTTC in Mason City/Rochester, WQAD in the Quad Cities, and WGEM in Keokuk/Quincy. 

KTIV'S Matt Breen, KWWL’s Ron Steele and Brianne Pfannenstiel, Chief Politics Reporter for the Des Moines Register were joined by KCCI’s Steve Karlin and Rheya Spigner, who co-moderated the 90-minute debate.

The candidates were asked about pressing issues involving the economy and the response to COVID-19. Candidates got 60 seconds to answer questions from the moderators. If a candidate was mentioned by her opponent, they got 30 seconds to respond.

In June, Sen. Ernst challenged Greenfield to six debates prior to the November election, issuing the challenge on Twitter.

The debate was a live event taking place in Des Moines.

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