Opinion

Proposed debate will serve public and candidates

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Three statewide organizations have stepped up to provide West Virginia voters an opportunity to hear what the two gubernatorial candidates say they will do to address the many big issues facing the Mountain State. Now, if the candidates will oblige, voters will have that opportunity.

The West Virginia Press Association, West Virginia Public Broadcasting and AARP West Virginia this week announced that they are willing to host a gubernatorial debate on Oct. 4 at the Clay Center in Charleston and provide the means for that event to be shared throughout the state via television broadcast and online streaming.

All three organizations are to be commended for taking the initiative. It’s important to note that all three are nonpartisan, and their main goal is to inform the public…

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