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GMU to host first lieutenant governor debate

E. W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, will debate his Democratic opponent, state Sen. Ralph S. Northam of Norfolk, at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus on Sept. 24. It will be the first time the candidates face each other in a debate setting since they were nominated.

The topic of the 90-minute square-off  is “Virginia’s Fiscal Future. The event will be hosted by the School of Public Policy and the State and Local Governent Leadership Center,  with assistance by student volunteer organization Mason Votes.

 Two additional debate forums between Jackson and Northam are expected to be announced in the near future.