by Chris Potter
Leading candidates in the city's mayoral race have apparently agreed to hold fewer debates in final days before the May 21 primary. Which among other things means I may see my toddler before he's old enough to drive after all.
Various Pittsburgh organizations have been holding debates throughout the election season -- enough for Bill Peduto to wryly tweet about the fact that as of yesterday, there were just 15 more to go!Today, though, Peduto's camp announced -- and Jack Wagner's camp confirmed -- that the list has been pared effective May 6. The candidates will be holding just seven debates from that debate; any events scheduled prior to May 6 will still be held, though to be honest ... I've sort of lost track of whether anything is scheduled for the weekend.
The full list of debates, as provided by the Peduto camp, is listed below. Be advised, I'm just a messenger here: Televised debates are not open to the public -- not sure about WESA debate -- and air-times can change. At least one of the non-broadcast debates has already sold out.
Also, I guess this might be a good time to mention that I'll be one of the panelists for the WTAE debate. But Bob Mayo and Elaine Effort of KQV will also be on-hand, so there's still a chance that you'll learn something.