Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will be at Marietta College in Columbus for the second gubernatorial debate with Richard Cordray on Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.
And for those who wish to watch the debate among friends, the DeWine campaign has organized a series of watch parties.
The first debate two weeks ago surprised many. It was a no-holds-barred slugfest in which both candidates attacked each other’s record with nonstop fervor. That put an end to the talk of this race being one of the most mundane and even “the nerdiest race in the country.”
As came through loud and clear in the first debate, these two candidates are polar opposites in the way they would approach almost every issue facing Ohioans for the next four years.
Below are the locations of eight free watch parties and the headlined speakers scheduled at each event.
3431 Hamilton Princeton Rd.
Headliner: Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser
5404 Mayfield Rd
Headliner: Republican Party of Cuyahoga County Chairman Rob Frost
174 E. Long Street
Headliner: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
10901 Reed Hartman Highway
Headliner: Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken
287 Deo Drive
Headliner: State Senator Jay Hottinger
1306 Kittle Road
Headliner: Lucas County GOP Chairman Mark Wagoner
8381 Market St, Suite 2
Headliner: Tracey Winbush
2124 E. Dorothy Lane,
Headliner: State Rep. Niraj Antani
The watch parties are free but the campaign asks that you RSVP by sending an email to Maggie Sheehan at [email protected] or call (301) 997-6107.
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Anthony Accardi is a writer and reporter for The Ohio Star.