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Vermont News & Media is hosting a debate today at 1:30 with the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate at its Landmark Hill Drive offices.

Watch here from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today at reformer.com, benningtonbanner.com and manchesterjournal.com, or with media partners Brattleboro Community Television and Great Eastern Radio Kool FM radio channels 106.7 and 96.3. Check in, too, on the Banner, Journal and Reformer Facebook pages, as well as on Brattleboro's BCTV, Channel 1085; Manchester's GNAT, Channel 1074; and Bennington's CAT-TV, Channel 1085.

Democratic US Senate Debate from BrattleboroTV Live on Vimeo.

The second level of 70 Landmark Hill Drive, the home of Vermont News and Media, in Brattleboro, is transformed to host a U.S. Senate debate with the Democratic primary candidates on Friday ahead of the Aug. 9 primary.

Candidates Isaac Evans-Frantz of Brattleboro, Dr. Niki Thran of Warren and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch are vying for the national seat in Congress. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Patrick Leahy, who is not seeking reelection. Leahy was first elected in 1974.

Candidates will field questions from the community, sent in after a regional callout. The audience will consist of invited guests of the candidates, as well as invitees from Southern Vermont town government, business and tourism sectors.