Los dos candidatos se reunirán el jueves por la noche en la Facultad de Derecho de los Apalaches en Grundy., una pequeña ciudad en el conservador suroeste de Virginia. It’s the first of two gubernatorial debates to be held before the Nov. 2 elección. The second debate is planned for Sept. 28 at a community college in liberal-leaning northern Virginia.
Thursday’s hourlong debate will be moderated by Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today. Page will be joined by panelists Bob Holsworth, a well-known Virginia political analyst, and Candace Burns, an anchor for CBS 6 News in Richmond.
McAuliffe served as Virginia’s governor from 2014 a 2018. Youngkin, the former co-chief executive of The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm, is a political newcomer. En Virginia, governors are not allowed to serve consecutive terms.
The first debate will be held the day before early in-person voting begins at local voter registration offices. Due to COVID-19 precautions, a limited number of tickets will be given out to members of the law school and local communities. The event will be broadcast on several networks and will be live-streamed on the law school’s YouTube channel.