Monday, September 24, 2012

Candidates for Governor to Debate LIVE on Oct. 4

On Thursday, October 4, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., we will present the first in a weekly series of four live candidate debates for Vermont offices, beginning with the race for governor. In keeping with our tradition, we have invited all candidates on the ballot to participate. We will broadcast the debate on air statewide, as well as live webcast it on!

The candidates and their affiliations are Randy Brock, Republican; Dave Eagle, Liberty Union; Cris Ericson, United States Marijuana; Emily Peyton, independent; and Peter Shumlin, Democratic.

VPT's Governor Candidate Debate airs live on Thursday, Oct 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Moderator Stewart Ledbetter will include selected questions from the public among those he asks.
We invite you to call (802) 655-8046 up to the day before the debate and follow the prompts to record a question. Any question must be one that can be addressed to all of the candidates for the office. We are also taking your questions by email at

VPT's Local Debate Schedule:
Governor Debate: Oct 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Lt. Governor Debate: Oct 11 at 8:00 p.m.
U.S. House Debate: Oct 18 at 7:30 p.m.
U.S. Senate Debate: Oct 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Don't miss VPT's exclusive election coverage every Thursday night this October. Our debates offer voters the opportunity to make informed decisions by seeing major party, minor party and independent candidates for the office in the same forum. Joe Merone is senior producer.

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