Campaign debate to discuss election issues

Elizabeth Polsdofer

As the election looms, the ISU College Republicans and the ISU College Democrats will spar wits once again Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the 2012 Campaign Debate.

The debate will be at 7 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.

Abhishek Vemuri, president of College Democrats and senior in electrical engineering, said each side presented five questions to a committee for debate. Vemuri said he was unsure which questions would be asked Tuesday night but expected there to be questions about job markets, the economy, education funding, health care and foreign policies.

“I’m looking forward to a good discussion with our opponents,” Vemuri said.

Jon Laudner, vice president of ISU College Republicans and sophomore in pre-business, said he hoped members of independent parties or undecided voters would attend the debate. Laudner said he hopes the issues of economics will be breached Tuesday, as they were not discussed in a recent debate.

“Our biggest thing is getting the message out,” Laudner said. “It’s really going to be eye-opening. You’ll see clear divisions made of the sides.”