LINK nky partners with WCPO, Kenton County GOP to host gubernatorial debate

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All 12 candidates seeking the Republican Party’s nomination for governor of Kentucky have been invited to participate in a two-night debate held at the Lincoln Grant Scholar House in Covington.

LINK nky, WCPO and the Kenton County Republican Party are hosting the event, which is scheduled for April 25 and 26.

The debate will begin with a 90-minute discussion on the evening of April 25 that will involve the candidates with the highest polling numbers who have agreed to participate.

The rest of the candidates will face off over the course of 90 minutes on April 26.

“The Kenton County Republican Party is excited to help showcase our candidates for
governor in advance of the May 16th primary election,” said Shane Noem, Kenton County Republican Party chair. “As a party organization, we do not endorse in primaries, but we do have the honor and obligation of equitably providing platforms for candidates to make their case to Republican voters.”

The debate will be livestreamed on WCPO and LINK nky’s websites, LINK nky’s Facebook page, and WCPO’s streaming app.

Questions will over a range of subjects that will impact whomever occupies the governor’s mansion following November’s election. Scheduled for three weeks before the primary election, this will be one of the last opportunities for Republican candidates to make their case before going against presumptive Democrat nominee and incumbent Gov. Andy Beshear.

Watch the debate live here.

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