RT @senyorreporter: Arizona Daily Star-sponsored debate between Ron Barber & Jesse Kelly starts at 7 p.m. Listen live, chat about it ...
Coming to the debate tonite? Tickets are available at the front door at 6. About 25 early birds are in line. #AZ08
This is Daily Star reporter Becky Pallack. I'll be tweeting live from the debate. Follow along at #AZ08
There are already more than 100 people in line to get a seat at the debate. Doors open at 6. Come on down. #AZ08
Follow @starnet for updates from the #AZ08 debate tonight being sponsored by the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Jewish Community Center
I'll be posting quotes from the candidates, along with news updates from our reporters on the scene.
The 500-seat auditorium at the Tucson JCC is filling up quickly for the #AZ08 debate, which starts at 7 p.m.
It's official: there's a full house for tonight's #AZ08 debate hosted by the Az Daily Star and Tucson JCC. The 500-seat auditorium is full.
Catherine, I'm not aware of any live television, although you might check the local stations' HD versions on cable to see if they decided to carry it. I checked on their web sites a little while ago, and there was no mention of such a thing at that time. We are linking to the KVOI audio from this chat
Dem Ron Barber, GOP Jesse Kelly and Green Party Charlie Manolakis take the stage at tonight's #AZ08 debate hosted by Az Daily Star/TJCC
Readers, if you have not yet launched the audio link, do so now - the debate is under way. The audio player will open in a new window. Once it's streaming, return to this chat window for the discussion. Can't hear it? Check to see if your volume is turned up far enough.
The questions tonight were selected from among more than 100 Arizona Daily Star/StarNet readers' questions, and from Star staff questions, moderator Joe Burchell just explained.
Manolakis, Green candidate, says he leans independent Dem and his main cause is social justice #AZ08
Green candidate Charlie Manolakis says in his opening statement that he is a "knight of Camelot" because he has been involved in political issues since the early 1960s, including women's rights, civil rights, health care reform, environmental rights. etc.
Kelly, Rep candidate, says both parties agree debt and deficit are out of control but disagree on solution. #AZ08
Republican Jesse Kelly, describing himself as a businessman, father, husband and Marine Corps veteran, says the way forward is through "freedom, economic freedom. Not more government ... Lower taxes. Getting government out of the way so businesses, large and small, can create jobs," including energy jobs.
Barber, Dem candidate, says he wants to be a voice and champion for middle class Americans. #AZ08
Democrat Ron Barber begins by saying his roots in Tucson go back to 1959 when his dad was based at D-M. "I'm going to Washington to be the strongest voice I can for middle-class Americans," who face wage stagnation, unemployment, underemployment and foreclosures. Says he wants to do what's best for seniors and veterans, "two of the largest groups in this district."