The candidates in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District will hold a televised debate in Danville on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Incumbent Rep. Robert Hurt, R-Chatham, and Democratic challenger John Douglass of Fauquier County will meet at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville. The 7 p.m. debate will be televised by WSET (Channel 13) in the Roanoke-Lynchburg market and by NBC 29 in Charlottesville.
The debate will be sponsored by the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, which announced the details this afternoon, the two television stations and the Danville Register & Bee. Bob Gibson, the executive director of the Sorensen Institute, will serve as the moderator. Sharon Gregory of NBC 29, Len Stevens of WSET and Tiffany Holland of the Register & Bee will serve on the debate panel.
– Michael Sluss