(Update: Adding video of debate, in 2 parts)
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The campaign season is ramping up for the May 17 primary election, and NewsChannel 21's Decision 2022 coverage also hit high gear Monday evening with a live, 60-minute debate featuring the five Republican candidates for the newly drawn 5th Congressional District seat.
Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Jimmy Crumpacker, John Di Paola, Madison Oatman and Laurel Roses were in the KTVZ studio for a face-to-face forum that covered a wide range of issues, from the deficit, homelessness and immigration policies to the Jan 6, 2020 attack on the Capitol.
(FYI: We plan a similar debate on Wednesday, April 20th featuring the two Democratic candidates: Incumbent Rep. Kurt Schrader and challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner.)
In addition, NewsChannel 21 has been interviewing numerous gubernatorial candidates as they visit the area, also reaching out to the more than three-dozen candidates with a four-question Q&A that we're posting in full as received to our Decision 2022 page.
Our reporters also have features planned in coming days on the top local races and measures, to air between now and Election Day.
Turn to NewsChannel 21 for unmatched Decision 2022 coverage, this spring -- and this fall!