NBC12 First at 4 Congressional Candidate interviews (UPDATED)
Starting this Wednesday, NBC12 First at 4 will be hosting candidates running for Congress in each district in the Richmond viewing area. The interviews will include candidates from Virginia’s 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 7th districts.
Some of these races, such as the 5th district contest, are some of the biggest in the country and could play a major role in deciding who controls Congress for the next two years. Others, such as the 1st district, have captured national media attention because events outside of the candidate’s control. Finally, others like the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th are considered long shot contests with entrenched incumbents.
Regardless, we will give each candidate a fair shake. If you haven’t made up your mind yet we hope this informative segment will help you make your decision.
Here is the schedule that we have confirmed so far: (more to be added as time goes on)
Wednesday Oct. 13th– Krystal Ball (D-1)
Monday Oct. 18th– Rick Waugh (D-7)
Tuesday Oct. 19th- Randy Forbes (R-4) *
Thursday Oct. 21st– Floyd Bayne (I-7)
Friday Oct. 22nd- Bobby Scott (D-3)*
Monday Oct. 25th- Chuck Smith (R-3)
Tuesday Oct. 26th- Rob Wittman (R-1)*
Wednesday Oct. 27th-Robert Hurt (R-5) (tentative)
Thursday Oct. 28th- Jeffrey Clark (I-5)
Monday Nov. 1st– Eric Cantor (R-7)*
Ms. Ball kicks off our candidate interviews on Wednesday. The revelation of suggestive photos of Ball have become a national media sensation. She granted the first interview on the subject to NBC12. The YouTube clip of the interview is approaching 150,000 views. Ball has or will appear on all three cable news networks, was mentioned on the Rush Limbaugh show, and authored an editorial on the subject on the Huffington Post.
We’ll follow up on our initial story in this first of a series of candidate interviews Wednesday on NBC12 First at 4.