The candidates running for Congress in the newly reshaped 10th District have scheduled a handful of public and televised debates ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
The campaigns for Republican incumbent Robert Dold and Democratic challenger Brad Schneider confirmed the candidates will have four joint appearances next month.
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Dold and Schneider will debate for ABC 7 cameras and the League of Women Voters on Oct. 13. The session will be streamed live online at abc7chicago.com and broadcast on TV the following day.
On Oct. 14, the candidates will appear at a Lake Forest forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. It's set for 1:30 p.m. at Lake Forest High School.
Dold and Schneider will debate for Fox Chicago News cameras in October, too. That program will be recorded and then broadcast at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21.
WTTW's Chicago Tonight news program will host the candidates for a live forum set to air at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
Dold, of Kenilworth, is running for a second term. Schneider, of Deerfield, is a first-time candidate.
In TV ads so far this campaign, both candidates have portrayed themselves as men willing to compromise and work across the aisle to improve the job market and the nation.
The Republican Party has painted a picture of Schneider as a liberal in lock-step with Democratic leadership. Schneider's campaign has tried to link Dold to the conservative Tea Party.
The 10th District includes parts of Cook and Lake counties.
• See newly drawn congressional and state legislative districts at http://gis.elections.il.gov/map_viewer/default.aspx.