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Candidates for District Attorney agree to debate

After considerable debate about debating, the candidates for District Attorney in Philadelphia have agreed to face each other before the Nov. 5 general election.

Candidates for District Attorney agree to debate

Republican Danny Alvarez will challenge current Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, a Democrat, in the upcoming general election.
Republican Danny Alvarez will challenge current Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, a Democrat, in the upcoming general election.

After considerable debate about debating, the candidates for District Attorney in Philadelphia have agreed to face each other before the Nov. 5 general election.

Incumbent Seth Williams, a Democrat finishing his first term, will debate Republican Danny Alvarez, a defense attorney who previously worked at the District Attorney's Office.  The debate will be hosted by the Voice of Reason with Larry Kane program of the Comcast Network, taped on Thursday, Oct. 17 to be aired at 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 20.

Kane, who steers clear of the sometimes stodgy question-answer-rebuttal format of some debates, hosted an energetic exchange between the three Democratic primary election candidates for City Controller in May.

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