BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will hold two debates among the candidates for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

In the first forum — scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Four Points Sheraton in Bangor — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and his Republican challenger in the 2nd District, Maine Senate President Kevin Raye, will debate for an hour. An optional $20 per person lunch will be held prior to the debate.

The second forum — to be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre — will match up U.S. Senate candidates Charlie Summers, Angus King, Cynthia Dill and Andrew Ian Dodge. The debate will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception open to the candidates and corporate officers and business owners from the Bangor region.

Both debates are free and open to the public. Tickets can be obtained in advance from the Chamber by calling 947-0307 or emailing or