U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono and former congressman Ed Case will appear in a final debate before their Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in August.
The July 26 debate will be hosted by Hawaii News Now and the Star-Advertiser and will air statewide from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on KHNL, KGMB and KFVE.
Hirono on Monday agreed to appear at a debate on commercial television. She had previously agreed to five joint appearances with Case before the primary, but none on commercial television. Four debates have already been held and a fifth had been cancelled and not rescheduled.
“The chance to showcase these two qualified candidates for one of the most critical positions in government is something we’re proud to be a part of,” Rick Blangiardi, general manager of Hawaii News Now, said in a statement.
Hawaii News Now and the Star-Advertiser have a news partnership.