The Democratic candidates for governor of Maryland will debate each other tonight at 7 p.m. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler and Del. Heather Mizeur all met on stage once before in early May. Gansler and Mizeur faced off in a second debate later that month that Brown, the current front-runner, did not attend.
Maryland Public Television will broadcast the debate. You can watch a livestream below:
And follow along with our live blog here.
The Washington Post’s John Wagner noted earlier today that this is the candidates’ final televised debate before the June 24 primary election:
“For the Democrats, the stakes are particularly high.
They still have one more debate scheduled later this week — but it’s on the radio, which guarantees a smaller audience. Monday will be the last chance for TV viewers to see Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur (Montgomery) share the same stage for a full hour …
Aside from the TV ad wars, Monday night could also be the last chance for Gansler or Mizeur to alter the narrative of a race in which Brown has emerged as the frontrunner — leading in polls and fundraising heading into the final weeks of the contest.
Candidates have 90 seconds to answer — more time than in previous debates — so expect the hour to pass by pretty quickly, with a limited number of topics being covered.”