Oops! Hartsuch late to debate

KUNI/Iowa Public Radio is hosting a debate RIGHT NOW for the two major party candidates in Iowa's first congressional district.  Congressman Bruce Braley, the incument Democrat in the district, delivered his opening remarks shortly after noon.  Forum host Katherine Perkins then explained that State Senator David Hartsuch, a Republican from Bettendorf who is challenging Braley, had not arrived.  Hartsuch arrived by about 12:05 p.m. and he's talking right now about the bailout.

"I've really enjoyed the tenor of this whole campaign," Hartsuch said when offered at 12:07 p.m. to make an opening statement.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.