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West Virginia's first broadcast gubernatorial debate of the 2016 General Election cycle was presented by AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia Press Association on Tuesday, October 4. The hour-long debate originated from the Walker Theater at Charleston’s Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. West Virginia Public Broadcasting produced the live television, radio and online broadcast, with Ashton Marra serving as moderator for the debate between gubernatorial candidates Senate President Bill Cole (R) and Jim Justice (D).
You can watch the debate in its entirety below, in addition to a :30 minute post-debate analysis featuring a panel of West Virginia broadcasters and journalists moderated by Rick Lord from WCHS/WVAH-TV, Charleston-Huntington, WV.
“On behalf of nearly 300,000 members across West Virginia, AARP was pleased to be a partner with the West Virginia Press Association in presenting this important event,” said Gaylene Miller, AARP West Virginia State Director. “This fair and balanced debate is one way that our organizations are working to provide all voters with as much information as possible about the candidates’ positions on key issues affecting our state.”