October 23, 2006 – Freeport League of Women Voters, Stephenson County Farm Bureau, and Freeport Chamber of Commerce will host a debate at Highland Community College. Congressman Don Manzullo(R) and Dick Auman (D) are set to debate for an hour.
October 24, 2006 – Winnebago County Bar Association.
October 26, 2006 – Rockford American Association of University of Women, League of Women Voters and Rock Valley College will host a candidates forum featuring federal and state candidates.
Oftentimes, groups require candidates to be on the ballot to participate in debates and forums.