Thursday, Oct. 21
7 to 8 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/AP) – All eyes are on Virginia’s tight race for governor. Find out where the candidates stand on the key issues during this week’s 8News and Urban One Gubernatorial Forum.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were each allowed 30 minutes to answer questions on a variety of topics including education, economic growth, Critical Race Theory, abortion, the grocery tax and more. The candidates also shared their own messages for Virginia’s voters.
The forum was moderated by Urban One Radio’s Clovia Lawrence and 8News Anchor Eric Philips and held at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.
The forum was streamed here and on the WAVY TV 10 Facebook page from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21.
The forum comes just two weeks ahead of Election Day, which is Nov. 2 this year.
Polls show the gubernatorial race remains tight. Some polls show McAuliffe with a slight lead over Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin.
McAuliffe is also leading Youngkin in fundraising in the race according to the latest state fundraising reports covering the month of September. The two candidates continue building on the highest amount of fundraising ever seen in a governor’s race in the state.
McAuliffe raised $12.6 million last month, compared to about $7 million raised by Youngkin. McAuliffe also has more money left to spend. The former governor’s campaign reported that he has about $7.8 million in cash on hand, compared to about $3.5 million for Youngkin.