Northwest NEWS

October 23, 2000


Televised debate between candidates for senator set for Oct. 31

Washington Senate candidates, Maria Cantwell and Slade Gorton, will face off in "The Seattle Times and King 5 News Senatorial Debate," to be aired Monday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.
   The debate, which will be held earlier in the day at King 5 television studios, can be seen on KING 5 in Seattle, KREM TV in Spokane and statewide on Northwest Cable News.
   The one-hour program is designed to help voters prepare for the Nov. 7 election.
   Margaret Larson of KING 5 News will be the moderator.
   Panelists include Seattle Times reporter John Hendren, Don Porter from KING-TV and Dan Garrity from KREM-TV.
   The candidates will answer questions from the panelists as well as each other on topics ranging from the high-tech industry to environmental issues and health care.
   Maria Cantwell is a former one-term U.S. Representative from Washington's First District.
   She also served three terms in the Washington State Legislature.
   Following her term in Congress, she was one of the original employees for RealNetworks, a Seattle-based Internet media technology company.
   Incumbent Slade Gorton is seeking his fourth senate term. He formerly served as a Washington State Representative as well as the State House Majority Leader.
   He also served as the Attorney General of Washington State from 1968 to 1980.