Final MPBN live gubernatorial debate at Bates College Oct. 28

The final Maine Public Broadcasting Network debate of the 2010 Maine gubernatorial race takes place 8 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Bates College campus.

The debate will be webcast and broadcast live by MPBN on radio and television 8-9 p.m. from the Olin Concert Hall at Bates, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Because seating is limited, most seating will be by advance invitation by MPBN and Bates College. A limited number of non-invitation free tickets will become available on a first-come, first-served basis at 10 a.m. Oct. 25, available  at <yourvote2010[at]bates[dot]edu>.

While no questions will be taken from the audience during the live debate, MPBN welcomes questions received prior to the debate for consideration by its moderator and two questioners. Those questions should be submitted to <talk[at]mpbn[dot]net> before noon Oct. 28.

All five candidates on the state ballot have committed to participating in the Oct. 28 debate at Bates: independent candidate Eliot Cutler, Republican nominee and Waterville Mayor Paul LePage, Democratic nominee and Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell and independent candidates Shawn Moody and Kevin Scott.

This and prior debates will all be available on demand at as part of MPBN’s  “Your Vote 2010” election coverage, and will be rebroadcast over the weekend.

MPBN gubernatorial debate broadcast times:

10/28 Thursday 8 p.m. LIVE – Also live radio simulcast, and webcast at

10/29 Friday 1 p.m. – Radio

10/29 Friday 8:30 p.m. – TV

10/31 Sunday 11 a.m. -TV

10/31 Sunday 4:30 p.m. – TV

11/1 Monday 3 p.m. – Radio

The debate will also be available on demand at following the live event.

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