RICHMOND, Va. – Less than one month before voters head to the polls in Virginia, the two men who want to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate will take part in “The People’s Debate” Monday night.
Sen. Mark Warner will face off against challenger Ed Gillespie in the debate, which is presented by WTVR CBS 6 and WCVE PBS 23 and will be televised across the state.
The debate, which is organized by The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia, asks the candidates to go on the record.
CBS 6 anchor Bill Fitzgerald will moderate the debate and CBS 6 anchor Cheryl Miller will serve as a panelist.
“The People’s Debate,” which will air Monday at 7 p.m. You can also watch the debate at WTVR.com/LIVE2
This unique debate, organized by The League of Women Voters of Virginia and AARP Virginia, will ask the candidates to go on record about issues important to all Virginians.
“We are excited to offer this forum to the voters of Virginia,” said Anne Sterling, president of the League of Women Voters. “The League is pleased to work with AARP, PBS and CBS on this event. Citizens have a right to learn where both U.S. Senate candidates stand on the issues and we thank each for accepting our invitation to debate live on television, in October.”
￼The moderator will be Mr. Bill Fitzgerald, WTVR CBS-6 News Anchor. The four panelists are Ms. Cheryl Miller, WTVR CBS-6 News Anchor; Mr. Craig Carper, 88.9 WCVE Richmond Public Radio; Ms. Kristin Goss, President, League of Women Voters of Virginia; and Mr. Bob Blancato, AARP Virginia State President.
“Non-partisan voter engagement and education has been part of AARP’s mission to help Americans live their best lives for nearly 30 years,” AARP State Director Bill Kallio said. “We are proud to sponsor the People’s Debate because AARP informs voters about the candidates’ positions, giving them the ability to make an informed choice on Election Day.”
WCVE PBS and WTVR CBS-6 are co-producing and distributing the debate to broadcasters statewide to make the forum available to voters across Virginia.
Follow news about the debate on Twitter with the hashtag #PeoplesDebate.