Tom Campbell and Steve Poizner to respond to tweeted questions at debate on Oct.28
Irvine, Calif. Oct. 16, 2009 Brandman University, a fully accredited university within the
Chapman University system, is asking the general public to submit questions for their Oct. 28th
California Republican Gubernatorial Debate between candidates Tom Campbell and Steve Poizner
via Twitter. The debate topic is Solutions to the California Financial Crisis and those interested
in posing questions to the candidates are encouraged to tweet questions through Twitter
accounts using the hashtag #cadebate. The deadline for Twitter submitted questions is Friday,
Oct. 23, 2009. The debate will take place on Oct. 28, 2009 at Brandman University's Irvine campus.
The debate is not open to the public, special invite only.
Tweeted questions are asked to relate to California's fiscal crisis. For example, one Twitter user
asks, "What are you going to do to restore adequate funding to prison rehab programs and
California service providers?". Another asks, "If CA treated juvenile offenders in adult
court do you think we could save money and help our budget crisis?". See all questions.
Brandman University issued the debate invitation to candidates via Twitter back in August with
Campbell and Poizner quickly tweeting their acceptance back. According to Dr. Michael Moodian,
Assistant Professor of Social Science at Brandman University, the debate on Oct. 28th is believed to
be the first political debate organized via Twitter.
Ed Arnold, co-host of KOCE's© Real Orange will moderate the debate.About Brandman University
Brandman University, which is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges,
focuses on meeting the unique needs of the more than 10,000 working students it serves both
online and through 25 campuses in California and Washington. Brandman University is part of the
Chapman University system and is known for providing students with in demand degree and
certificate programs. www.brandman.edu