Candidates meet in forums and debates

The candidates running for various offices are gearing up for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election.

In order for voters to get the know the candidates, many debates and forums are scheduled throughout the region for those in contested races.

The following include candidates who will be on the ballot in Weston.

Thursday, Oct. 11

U.S. Senate: Linda McMahon (R) and Chris  Murphy (D), televised on Fox Connecticut, 7 p.m., co-sponsored by the Hartford Courant.

Vice President: Incumbent Joe Biden (D) and challenger Paul Ryan (R) in Danville, Ky., nationally televised  9-10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13

135th state House District: Incumbent John Shaban (R) and challenger Leon Karvelis (D), Weston Public Library, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Weston.

Monday, Oct. 15

26th Senate District: Incumbent Toni Boucher (R) and challenger Carolanne Curry (D), Westport Town Hall, 7 p.m., co-sponsored by area LWVs.

U.S. Senate: Linda McMahon (R) and Chris  Murphy (D), hosted by The Day of New London, televised on MYTV9, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

President: Incumbent Barack Obama (D) and challenger Mitt Romney (R) in town meeting format, including foreign and domestic policies, in Hempstead, N.Y., nationally televised 9-10:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

U.S. Senate: Linda McMahon (R) and Chris  Murphy (D), hosted by the Connecticut Broadcasters Association at the Hilton Hartford Hotel, 4-5 p.m. (Check listings for broadcast times.)

4th District: Incumbent Jim Himes (D) and challenger Steve Obsitnik (R), luncheon (11:30 a.m.) and debate at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center in Norwalk, 1-2 p.m., sponsored by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce in partnership with News 12 Connecticut, the Business Council of Fairfield County, and the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (members $50, nonmembers $75).

Monday, Oct. 22

President: Incumbent Barack Obama (D) and challenger Mitt Romney (R) talk foreign policy in Boca Raton, Fla., nationally televised 9-10:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

135th state House District: Incumbent John Shaban (R) and challenger Leon Karvelis (D), Redding Community Center, Lonetown Road, 7 p.m., sponsored by the Redding LWV.

Sunday, Oct. 28

4th District: Incumbent Jim Himes (D) and challenger Steve Obsitnik (R) at the Clune Center at Wilton High School, Wilton, 4-5:30 p.m., co-sponsored by area LWVs.

Friday, Nov. 2

4th District: Incumbent Jim Himes (D) and challenger Steve Obsitnik (R) at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn on Main Street, 10-11 a.m., sponsored by AARP.

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