YouTube seeks Udall vs. Schaffer debate questions

YouTube’s politics blog, CitizenTube, has a call out for questions to pose to U.S. Senate candidates Mark Udall and Bob Schaffer.

The deadline is Sunday, Aug. 31 to upload a YouTube video response or post a comment. Details on the flip.

Colorado Showdown: Udall vs Schaffer
With the start of the Democratic National Convention this week in Denver, it’s fitting that our next You Choose Spotlight focuses on the Colorado Senate race between Bob Schaffer and Mark Udall. Schaffer and Udall are no novices to politics. Schaffer served as a Colorado State Senator for nine years, and in the U.S. Congress from 1997-2003. Udall meanwhile has served in Congress since 1999, representing Colorado’s 2nd district. He also comes from a prominent political family tree: he’s the first cousin of Congressman (and fellow Senate candidate) Tom Udall of New Mexico, a second cousin of Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon, and the nephew of former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall.

Hoping to fill the vacancy that will be left by retiring Senator Wayne Allard, Schaffer and Udall are engaged in a fierce political battle, both on the campaign trail and on YouTube. And while Udall is a popular politician, Schaffer’s business experience working with oil companies may give him an edge, especially in a state where the majority of residents are in favor of domestic oil drilling.

So, got a question for Schaffer and Udall? Watch our call-out video and submit your question by August 31st!

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