This is…..the first confirmed debate.
On Oct 1, incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will go head to head with GOP challenger Scott Wagner at a debate moderated by ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek in Hershey, PA.
The debate, hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, will be 45 minutes long starting at 8:15 pm.
In addition to moderating the debate, Trebek will be present as the keynote speaker for the 34th annual dinner hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Glad Tom Wolf is coming out of his campaign’s version of a witness protection system and has agreed to debate me. Should be a fun night and I look forward to seeing everyone there. #FixPA https://t.co/PFrtKOndcr pic.twitter.com/f5BZnvVJfI
— Scott R. Wagner (@realScottWagner) August 20, 2018
In June, Wagner’s campaign stated that they have planned to attend 11 schedule debates across the state.
Most polls show Wolf holding a double digit lead over Wagner, but a poll released yesterday from the conservative group, Commonwealth Leaders Fund, had the GOP challenger trailing by less than three points to the Democratic incumbent. Wagner boasted about the CLF poll released yesterday, while the Wolf campaign dubbed it to be a “fake poll”.