Brandman Seeks Debate Questions Via Twitter

Tom Campbell and Steve Poizner to respond to tweeted questions at debate on Oct.28

IRVINE, Calif. (October 16, 2009) - Brandman University, a fully accredited university within theChapman University system, is asking the general public to submit questions for their Oct. 28th California Republican Gubernatorial Debate between candidates Tom Campbell and Steve Poiznervia Twitter. The debate topic is Solutions to the California Financial Crisis and those interestedin posing questions to the candidates are encouraged to tweet questions through Twitteraccounts 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 is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at 26 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.