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LISTEN: Hartford's Bid To Host A Presidential Debate Fell Through. Could It Have Been For The Best?

Oct 8, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, met Wednesday in Utah for their one and only debate of the general election.

Two more presidential debates are scheduled before the Nov. 3 election, although negotiations over those remain tense. Last year, the city of Hartford was hoping to host one of these events. That bid was unsuccessful, but a lot has changed since then -- mainly, the coronavirus pandemic.

Connecticut Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Lori Mack spoke with Jay Williams, president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. His organization had pledged $1 million to bring a debate to the capital city.

Hear the interview below: