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Moderator, panelists chosen for first governor debate at UD

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The moderator and questioners are set for the Sept. 19 governor debate at the University of Dayton.

News Center 7 anchor James Brown will moderate the first debate between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray.

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The hour-long debate will be 7 p.m. at the University of Dayton. Cox Media Group Ohio will broadcast it live on WHIO-TV and WHIO Radio and stream it live on its websites, WHIO.com and DaytonDailyNews.com, as well as social media platforms. UD is sponsoring this first debate and Cox Media Group Ohio is the media partner.

Newscenter 7 anchor James Brown
Newscenter 7 anchor James Brown

News Center 7 political reporter and host of WHIO Reports Jim Otte, Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff and University of Dayton assistant professor of political science Christopher Devine will ask questions during the debate.

Newscenter 7's Jim Otte
Newscenter 7's Jim Otte

The debate will be at the university’s Daniel J. Curran Place on the River Campus. The debate will be conducted in front of an audience of 150 guests invited by the university and campaigns; no public tickets will be issued.

Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff.
Dayton Daily News Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff.

The two candidates have agreed to debate a second time Oct. 1 at a town-hall forum held at Marietta College. The third debate is scheduled for Oct. 8 to be held at Cleveland State University.

University of Dayton assistant political science professor Christopher Devine
University of Dayton assistant political science professor Christopher Devine

The Ohio governor’s seat is open for the first time in eight years. Republican John Kasich cannot run again due to term limits.

Dayton hosting first governor debate

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How to watch: You can watch the Sept. 19 debate with Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray live at 7 p.m. on WHIO-TV Channel 7. You can also stream it on our newspaper web site.

Listen live: Listen to the debate on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO then stick around for a live post-debate show starting at 8 p.m.

Post debate recap: Watch a special debate post-show on WHIO.com and DaytonDailyNews.com Sept. 19 starting at 8 p.m.

In the paper: Each day this week we will take a look at where DeWine and Cordray stand on the issues that matter to you.

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