Virginia Tech and WDBJ7-TV will host the last Virginia gubernatorial debate between Democratic candidate and former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate and current Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Haymarket Theater at Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus.

Guests attending the debate must be seated no later than 6:45 p.m. as the doors to Haymarket Theater will close at that time. The debate will begin at 7 p.m.

WDBJ7 news anchor Jean Jadhon will moderate the one-hour televised debate. WDBJ7 political analysts Bob Denton, the W. Thomas Rice Chair and professor of communication at Virginia Tech, and Roanoke College professor Harry Wilson will be the two panelists presenting questions to the candidates.

WDBJ7 news anchor Chris Hurst will contribute questions from an online audience.

The debate will be broadcast live on WDBJ7; the Virginia Tech community can view the debate on campus cable channel 7.

A limited number of free tickets will be made available to the general public and university community beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22 at noon and must be picked up in person at the Student Centers and Activities Box Office located on the first floor of Squires Student Center. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Limit two per person.

Free parking is available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

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