Liberty University’s Center for Law & Government to host Republican Gubernatorial Debate

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The Republican candidates vying for nomination for Virginia Governor in the June 13th Republican primary will face off in a debate at Liberty University on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7pm. Candidates Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart, and Frank Wagner have confirmed attendance.

The Republican candidates vying for nomination for Virginia Governor in the June 13th Republican primary will face off in a debate at Liberty University on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. Candidates Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart, and Frank Wagner have confirmed attendance. The event will be hosted by the new Center for Law and Government and will be held at the new state-of-the-art concert hall at Liberty’s Center for Music and the Worship Arts. The event is free and the public and media are invited to attend. Doors will open at 6 and the audience must be seated by 6:45.

“We are very excited about hosting this important debate,” said Robert Hurt, former Congressman and executive director of the Center for Law and Government. “The race for Virginia Governor will be one of only a handful of statewide races held in this off-year election cycle and the eyes of the nation will be watching to see what happens here in November. As the inaugural event for the new Center, it is our hope that the citizens will benefit from what promises to be a fascinating and informative exchange of ideas among the three candidates on the ballot."

For the April 13 debate, Liberty will partner with WSET-TV in Lynchburg and Sinclair Broadcast Group to broadcast the debate live on TV stations throughout Virginia and DC. The event will also be live-streamed online. Liberty’s Executive Director of External Communications Len Stevens and WSET News Anchor Mark Spain will moderate.

Any media wishing to cover this debate should contact Len Stevens (contact information above) for credentials by Apr. 11 to make arrangements.

About Liberty University
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers more than 550 unique programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level. More than 250 programs are offered online. Liberty’s mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world.

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