Democratic Gubernatorial Debate To Be Broadcast on IPTV

Iowa Public Television (IPTV) will be hosting the Iowa Press debate for the Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Primary next Wednesday, May 16 at their studios in Johnston. The 90-minute debate will begin at 7 p.m. in front of a live viewing audience in the Maytag Auditorium and will air live on IPTV and be streamed online at Six candidates will participate: Nate Boulton, Fred Hubbel, Andy McGuire and John Norris, all of Des Moines; Cathy Glasson, of Coralville; and Ross Wilburn, of Ames. Iowa Press host, David Yepson, will moderate and he will be joined by Radio Iowa news director, Kay Henderson, and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette, to ask questions of the candidates. The debate is open to the public and free to attend. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with spectators to arrive no later than 6:45. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis, but registration for tickets can be done prior to the event by using the contact information included below. The Libertarian Gubernatorial Primary Debate with Marco Battaglia of Des Moines and Jake Porter of Council Bluffs will be Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. This will also be available to watch on While there are no Republican challengers to incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds, she will participate in a debate for all gubernatorial candidates prior to the general election in November.


To reserve tickets: or call Friends of Iowa Public Television at 800-728-2828