A third televised debate is in the works between Maryland’s two major-party candidates for governor.
Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan are expected to face off in Baltimore on the night of Oct. 18, according to several people familiar with the planned encounter, which is being hosted by WBAL-TV and several other stations around the state.
Brown, the state’s lieutenant governor, and Hogan, an Anne Arundel County businessman, are now scheduled to debate three times within a two-week stretch. The pair previously agreed to appear together on both Oct. 7 and Oct. 13.
Adam Dubitsky, a spokesman for Hogan, confirmed that Hogan has agreed to an Oct. 18 debate. Justin Schall, Brown’s campaign manager, would not discuss any details but said Brown has agreed to a third debate and that he expects an announcement soon.
Besides WBAL-TV, other media outlets involved in the Oct. 18 debate include Baltimore’s WBAL-AM radio, Maryland Public Television and TV stations in Salisbury and Hagerstown.