How To Watch The North Dakota Tea Party Caucus Debate Tonight

Tonight the North Dakota Tea Party Caucus is holding its second debate, though two of the Republican candidates – Rep. Rick Berg and Governor Jack Dalrymple – have chosen not to participate. Which is a real disappointment, and something Republicans shouldn’t be happy about.

We should expect more form our candidates.

All of the House candidates will be on hand, though, including all six Republicans and one Libertarian candidate.

Unlike the last debate, this one will be televised. SAB is a sponsor for a broadcast that will reach some 180,000 households across the state. Here’s a listing of stations where you can pick it up starting at 6:00pm central.

BEK Communications of Steele, N.D. – Channel 28
Cable ONE of Fargo, N.D. – Channel 14
Dakota Central Telecommunications of Carrington, N.D. – Channel 19
Dickey Rural Networks of Ellendale, N.D. – Channel 7
Midstate Telephone Company of Stanley, N.D. – Channel 17
North Dakota Telephone Company of Devils Lake, N.D. – Channel 151
Midcontinent Communications across N.D. – Midco Sports Network 2 – Channel 322
Northwest Communications Cooperative, Ray, N.D. – Channel 23
Polar Communications of Park River, N.D. – Channel 70
Reservation Telephone of Parshall, N.D. – Channel 21
SRT Communications of Minot, N.D. – Channel 322
United Communications /Turtle Mountain Communications, Langdon, N.D. – Channel 17

Here is the schedule for the debate:

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Televised interviews by Chris Berg of all participating candidates
6:30 – 6:35 p.m. Introduction of moderator and reading of rules. (Chris Berg)
6:35 – 6:45 p.m. U.S. House candidates will get one minute for each candidate to introduce themselves
6:45 – 8:15 p.m. U.S. House of Representatives debate
8:15 – 8:20 p.m. Break
8:20 – 8:25 p.m. U.S. Senate candidates will get one minute for each candidate to introduce themselves
8:25 – 8:55 p.m. U.S. Senate debate
8:55 – 9:00 p.m. Break
9:00 – 9:05 p.m. N.D. Gubernatorial candidates will get 30 seconds each to introduce themselves
9:05 – 9:35 p.m. N.D. Gubernatorial debate
9:35 – 9:40 p.m. Finish and thank you to all candidates.
9:40 – 10:00 p.m. Post debate interviews by Chris Berg

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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