Virginia Gubernatorial Debate Presented by Mason’s Schar School


By: Buzz McClain

George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce are presenting the second of three televised gubernatorial debates between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Capital One Bank in McLean.

Schar School dean Mark J. Rozell, NBC4 Northern Virginia bureau chief Julie Carey and NBC4 anchor Aaron Gilchrist are the panelists. NBC’s political director and host of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd will moderate. Each panelist will ask questions regarding issues concerning voters in the commonwealth and in Northern Virginia.

“Given the outsized power of Northern Virginia in statewide elections, this debate may be the most important forum of the campaign,” said Rozell. “It is the only time the candidates will face each other in the region, and they will be doing so before an audience of influential business community leaders while broadcast statewide. “

The debate is open to the public, but seating is limited. Doors open at 5 p.m. for check-in and close at 6:15 p.m. The debate is from 7-8 p.m.

Register at this site. The debate will be broadcast live on NBC4 in the Washington region and on NBC affiliates throughout Virginia.

Please Note: Seats are filling quickly so make your request now if you want to attend this debate.

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