PA Lt. Gov: Bartos and Fetterman Agree to Debate
For the running mates.
On Oct 6, lieutenant governor nominees Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Jeff Bartos will face head to head in a debate hosted by WPXI in Pittsburgh.
The debate will be taped that afternoon at 3:30 pm, but will air 7:30 pm that night.
“I am thankful to WPXI for hosting this debate so Mayor Fetterman and I will have an opportunity to discuss, in person, our very different perspectives on how to bring growth and prosperity to Pennsylvania,” said Jeff Bartos in a press release. “Along with Scott Wagner, I have been a consistent advocate for all Pennsylvania voters to have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of our positions on the issues, which is why Scott and I have held 12 town halls meetings since July. I look forward to this opportunity to share the Wagner-Bartos vision to lower taxes, grow the economy and improve our education system with the people of Pennsylvania.”
The Wolf ticket has also held campaign events throughout the state thus far and Fetterman expressed excitement as well for this showdown.
“I look forward to discussing issues that are important to Pennsylvania voters,” Fetterman said in a statement. “I hope the debate inspires folks to come out and vote in November.”
The lt. Governor debate is set to take place just five days after the lone gubernatorial debate between incumbent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and GOP challenger Scott Wagner moderated by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek in Hershey.
The Wagner campaign originally pushed for 67 debates against Wolf, but only one debate was agreed upon.