KWQC-TV6 covers final Iowa governor debate in Davenport

Published: Sep. 5, 2018 at 6:07 PM CDT
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KWQC-TV6 hosted the third and final 2018 Iowa gubernatorial debate on Sunday, October 21st.

TV6 partnered for the event with its Gray TV sister station KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids and the Quad City Times.

The debate featured incumbent Republican Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell.

KWQC-TV6 Evening Anchor David Nelson moderated the debate.

Other panelists included Erin Murphy, the Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises (Quad City Times), KCRG-TV9 anchor/reporter Forrest Saunders, and KWQC-TV6 anchor/reporter Jenna Jackson. You can find more on our media partners

“As a trusted local news organization, we want our viewers to feel knowledgeable about the issues, familiar with the candidates, confident in their decisions and, ultimately, empowered to exercise their right to vote in November," said Susan Ramsett, KWQC-TV6 Vice President & General Manager.

The criteria for an invitation to the debate include candidates who have raised a minimum of $250,000 and/or show at least 10% voter support statewide before the debate in the Des Moines Register/Mediacom Poll, conducted by Selzer and Company.

Reynolds and Hubbell were the only two candidates to meet the criteria.

TV-6 sat down with incumbent Republican Governor Kim Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell ahead of the Iowa Gubernatorial Debate in Davenport.

Ahead of the debate, KWQC-TV6's Chris Carter sat with Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell to ask him numerous questions on a range of topics including what he sees as the single biggest issue facing the State of Iowa.

You can read and watch that interview

KWQC-TV6's Jenna Jackson sat down with incumbent Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds for an interview covering a range of issues including school safety.

You can read and watch that interview

TV-6 also sat down with

and Clear Water candidate Gary Siegwarth.

For the latest updates on this and other Decision 2018 projects, go to our Quad City Election Headquarters page,

You can also find information on voting sites, ballots, and coverage of state and local candidates.

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