Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin attended Thursday’s debate on Virginia’s first general election.
Grundy, Va. () – Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are gearing up to compete in the first governor’s debate in Virginia’s first election ub tu. Interim election.
The two candidates will meet on Thursday night at the Palacian School of Law in the small town of Grundy, a conservative Niagarawani countryside.
This is the first of two governor’s debates before the November 2 election. The second debate is planned for Sept. 28 at the liberal-oriented Northern Virginia Community College.
Thursday’s hour-long debate will be hosted by Susan Page, head of the Washington Bureau of the US A Today. Panelists include Bob Holesworth, a famous Virginia political analyst, and Candace Burns, anchor of CBS6 News in Richmond.
McAuliffe served as governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. Youngkin is a former co-chief executive of The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm and political newcomer.
In Virginia, the governor is not allowed to serve consecutive terms.
The first voting will take place the day before the early voting begins at the local voter registration offices. Due to Kovid-19 precautions, a limited number of tickets are issued to law school and local communities.
The event will be televised on several networks and broadcast live on the law school’s YouTube channel.
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