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CD6 Democratic candidates Anderson, Engel & Hernandez to debate Saturday
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CD6 Democratic candidates Anderson, Engel & Hernandez to debate Saturday

The three Democrats running in the CD6 congressional primary election will debate Saturday afternoon at the University of Arizona. The discussion between Daniel Hernandez, Kirsten Engel and Avery Anderson will be moderated by Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith.

The free public forum, featuring the candidates responding to questions about their approach to issues important to Southern Arizona voters, will begin at 1 p.m., in the N210 auditorium of the Steward Observatory on the University of Arizona campus.

The one-hour debate is part of the "Discussion 4 Democracy" series organized by the Pima County Democratic Party.

Audience members must wear face coverings to attend the in-person event.

The sponsoring organizations and TucsonSentinel.com have solicited input on potential questions from the public — weigh in here in the comments, over on Facebook, or email editor@tucsonsentinel.com to discuss what you think the candidates need to address.

Although the sponsors are submitting topics of interest, the format and questions asked at the forum will be determined solely by TucsonSentinel.com's journalists. The discussion will be videotaped.

After redistricting, CD6 covers Southeastern Arizona, including much of the East Side of Tucson, and most of Cochise County. The district also includes Casas Adobes, Oro Valley and parts of Marana, and runs to Casa Grande on the northwest and Safford on the northeast.

While the primary election is Aug. 2, early ballots will begin to be sent out July 6. The deadline to register to vote in the primary is July 5. Voters not registered with a political party can choose to vote a Democratic or Republican ballot.

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