POSTED: 4:29 a.m. HST, Jul 6, 2012
U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and former U.S. Rep. Ed Case will appear in a debate July 26.
The debate for the U.S. Senate candidates will be hosted by Hawaii News Now and the Star-Advertiser and will air statewide from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on KHNL, KGMB and KFVE.
Hirono agreed Monday to appear at a debate on commercial television. She had previously agreed to five joint appearances with Case before the primary Aug. 11, but none on commercial television. Four debates have already been held, and a fifth had been canceled and not rescheduled.
The chance to showcase these two qualified candidates for one of the most critical positions in government is something were proud to be a part of, Rick Blangiardi, general manager of Hawaii News Now, said in a statement.
Hawaii News Now and the Star-Advertiser have a news partnership.