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Rhode Island Gubernatorial Debate

Thursday, November 1​​, 2018
7-8 p.m., Sapinsley Hall

WJAR NBC 10 is once again partnering with the American Democracy Project at Rhode Island College to host the final televised debate in the hotly contested race for Rhode Island governor. The hour-long forum will feature incumbent Democrat, Governor Gina Raimondo, Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, independent candidate Joe Trillo and Moderate party candidate Bill Gilbert. NBC 10 News anchor Gene Valicenti will moderate while NBC 10 News anchor Emily Volz will moderate social media reaction.

The event is free and open to the public, but you must have a reservation to attend. 

Click on to the Eventbrite link to obtain your ticket:

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and close promptly for live television broadcast at 6:55 p.m.

Rhode Islanders attending the debate will have the opportunity to express their opinions immediately following the live broadcast. The American Democracy Project at RIC has conducted debate focus groups since 2004 and the research has served to shape the format of future debates and has aided local media in assessing citizens’ responses to the candidates.

If you wish to participate in a focus group, please contact Dr. Valerie Endress (​; (401) 456-4781) and leave a call back number.​

Page last updated: October 17, 2018