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The Idaho Debates

The 2022 Idaho Debates on IdahoPTV

Catch the biggest and best primary and general election debates right here at Idaho Public Television.

For more than three decades, Idaho Public Television has been Idaho's "station of record" for candidate debates. Ahead of the May primary and November general elections, we continue that tradition with debates for statewide and federal offices.

Secretary of State 2022 Republican Primary

Superintendent of Public Instruction 2022 Republican Primary

Attorney General 2022 Republican Primary

Scheduled Debates

Engage with The Idaho Debates!

Additional Information

  • October 3rd @ 8pm MT/ 7pm PT - Attorney General
  • October 4th @ 8pm MT/ 8pm PT - U.S. Senate
  • October 24th @ 8pm MT/ 7pm PT - Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • October 28th @ 8pm MT/ 7pm PT - Lieutenant Governor

Television: Watch the debates live on Idaho Public Television or on our YouTube page

Online: All the 2022 debates will be available On Demand after they air.

Past Debates from 2010 to current are available On Demand and listed by year below. For debates prior to 2010 please contact us.

Find more info on the Secretary of State's Elections Website.

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Based upon the 1998 U.S. Supreme Court decision "Arkansas vs Forbes," the partners have established "reasonable" and "viewpoint-neutral" criteria for participation in these statewide debates and will apply those criteria consistently to determine if a candidate is conducting an active campaign. The following letter went out to each candidate.

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The Idaho Debates is a collaborative effort among the Idaho Press Club, Boise State University’s School of Public Service, University of Idaho’s McClure Center, Idaho State University’s Department of Political Science, League of Women Voters’ Voter Education Fund, and Idaho Public Television. Our goal is to give the public an unbiased platform to hear the views of congressional candidates on the ballot. We do not support or oppose political parties or candidates.

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