Campaigns expect economy, jobs, health care to dominate Tuesday debate

Oct 16, 2012

President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will debate Tuesday, a program you’ll hear at 8pm on KIOS.

This is the second debate between the Presidential candidates. It’ll be a town hall-style format, with questions taken from the audience.  

Brad Woodhouse, communications director for the Democratic National Committee and a surrogate for Mr. Obama’s campaign, says town hall meetings can pose unique challenges. But he expects the President will do well when discussing issues such as health care and the economy.

Many political pundits and experts believed Governor Romney had a stronger performance in the first debate. Sarah Pompei is Deputy Communications Director for Romney’s campaign. She says Romney is “fully prepared” to speak directly to voters about economy and jobs.

Iowa is one of several important battleground states in this year’s Presidential election. President Obama won Iowa in 2008. Both candidates have made several campaign stops in Iowa, with more scheduled leading up to the November 6 election.