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Baber accepts invitation to join Manchin, Raese senatorial debate October 2 at Shepherd

ISSUED: 1 October 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Baber accepts invitation to join Manchin, Raese senatorial debate October 2 at Shepherd)

Shepherdstown, WV--Dr. Bob Henry Baber, Mountain Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, will join Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Republican candidate John Raese for a 90-minute debate on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. The senatorial debate is being hosted by Shepherd University's M.B.A. Program in conjunction with Shepherdstown's 250 Anniversary celebration, and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

West Virginia Public Radio's Cecelia Mason will serve as the moderator. Members of the four-person panel of questioners will include Hans Fogel, WEPM Radio, Martinsburg; Mark Kraham, WHAG-TV, Hagerstown, Maryland; Craig Bartoldson, The Journal, Martinsburg; and Heather Greenfield, Shepherd University Picket.

Dr. Chip Zimmer, Shepherd's M.B.A. program coordinator, said that the debate will focus on West Virginia's economic issues with specific categories including health, energy, jobs, environment, and education.

Shepherd President Suzanne Shipley will present the welcome. M.B.A. students participating during the debate include Jennifer Hess, master of ceremonies; Michelle Files, invocation; and Nick Emery, Pledge of Allegiance. Student members of honorary fraternities Delta Sigma Pi and Pi Sigma Alpha will serve as ushers, while members of the Young Democrats and Young Republicans will serve as hosts.

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