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How debates are evolving and impacting voters

J.D. Vance (left) and Mike Gibbons (right) appear at a debate.
Joshua A. Bickel
The Columbus Dispatch via AP, Pool
U.S. Senate Republican candidate J.D. Vance, left, delivers his closing remarks as fellow candidate Mike Gibbons listens during Ohio's U.S. Senate Republican Primary debate, Monday, March 28, 2022, at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

The Ohio Debate Commission was established four years ago to foster fair and substantive debates that encourage participation in our democracy. But this year it's having trouble getting the candidates to show up.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Republican Senate Candidate J.D. Vance declined to participate in the commission’s Debates

While Vance has agreed to other debates with his Democratic opponent Tim Ryan, DeWine is not expected to debate his opponent Nan Whaley

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we are taking a look at how debates are evolving and their impact on voters.


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