Iowa PBS to host U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Debate

An illustration of the Iowa Capitol with a background of red, white and blue. In front of the Capitol is the logo for Iowa Press Debates: U.S. Senate Democratic Primary.

Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press debate for the U.S. Senate Democratic primary on Thursday, May 19 at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 7 p.m. It will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for Iowa’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022 will gather for a live debate at Iowa PBS. Hosted by Iowa Press moderator Kay Henderson, candidates Abby Finkenauer (D – Cedar Rapids), Michael Franken (D – Sioux City) and Glenn Hurst (D – Minden) will answer questions from reporters Brianne Pfannenstiel, chief political reporter at The Des Moines Register and Erin Murphy, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids. Candidates will discuss their platforms, concerns and future plans. There will be no studio audience during the debate.

Iowa Press Debates: U.S. Senate Democratic Primary precedes the June 7, 2022 primary election in Iowa.