'Parks & Recreation': Leslie Knope Takes On Bobby Newport In A Public Debate (VIDEO)

04/27/2012 06:03 am ET | Updated Jun 27, 2012

Leslie Knope's political campaign continued on "Parks & Recreation" (Thu., 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC) Thursday night.

Running for Pawnee City Council, Leslie (Amy Poehler) took part in a public debate against her chief rival, airhead candy heir Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd).

Leslie just blew everyone away, delivering an impassioned speech that had some viewers wishing on Twitter that she was a real politician.

Check out what episode writers Amy Poehler And Mike Schur told HuffPost TV about Pawnee "Debate Night."

Follow the campaign on "Parks & Recreation" Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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