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KUSA’s Kyle Clark Gets Feisty as Debate Moderator

Last night, political reporter Brandon Rittiman and anchor Kyle Clark of Denver NBC affiliate KUSA moderated a heated debate between Sen. Mark Udall (D) and Rep. Cory Gardner (R). But the candidates weren’t the only two people confronting one another.

Clark got into his own argument with Gardner about the federal Life at Conception Act, which Clark says Gardner denies being a personhood bill to end abortion. Check out a clip of the testy exchange above.

Some of Clark’s fans were pleased with his performance as moderator.

Others, not so much.

You can watch the full debate here.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein Abruptly Ends KGO Interview

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) abruptly ended a recent interview with KGO‘s Mark Matthews after being asked a question about debating her opponent (video above).

Feinstein’s opponent, Republican Elizabeth Emken, says that Feinstein refuses to debate her. The Los Angeles Times urged Feinstein to agree to a debate over the Summer. When Matthews brought up the issue, Feinstein responded, “I’m running my own campaign,” then stood up and thanked Matthews, patting him on the shoulder as she walked away. [Hot Air]

WROC to Host Debate for House Candidates

Rochester CBS-affiliate WROC is partnering with the League of Women Voters to host a debate between incumbent Louise Slaughter (D) and Maggie Brooks (R), who are competing for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in New York’s 25th district.

The debate, which will be held on October 30, is so far the first debate the candidates have committed to in this campaign. It will be held at Nazareth College. Moderators and other details will be announced in the coming weeks, according to the station.

“It is important for us to present the type of forum,” news director Bryan Queen said in statement. “It enables the voting public the opportunity to understand the issues and candidates’ positions on these issues.”

WMUR Partnering with CNN for Debate Coverage

WMUR is once again partnering with CNN to cover a presidential primary debate in New Hampshire. The debate, which is scheduled for June 7, will bring together Republican presidential hopefuls. Joining WMUR and CNN in covering the contest will be local newspaper The New Hampshire Union Leader.

“WMUR is proud of its long tradition of producing Presidential Primary Debates,” said Jeff Bartlett, president and general manager of WMUR. “We are excited to partner with CNN and the Union Leader to continue our tradition in 2011.”

WMUR is a Hearst-owned ABC-affiliate based in Manchester, New Hampshire. The station teamed with CNN and The New Hampshire Union Leader in 2007 to host the state’s presidential debate. WMUR will be streaming the debate live on its website in addition to airing it on primetime TV.