Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidates to hold debate

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Posted at 3:22 PM, Apr 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 15:22:22-04

Four out of the seven Republicans running for governor in Virginia are set to participate in their first debate.

The debate is scheduled to be held Sunday evening at a church in Colonial Heights. It comes less than two weeks before the state party's nominating convention on May 8.

Candidates who have confirmed they will participate are: Del. Kirk Cox, the former House speaker; Glenn Youngkin, the former co-chief executive of The Carlyle Group, a private equity firm; Sergio de la Peña, a retired Army colonel; and Peter Doran, a former think tank executive.

Three other candidates have said they won’t attend, including firebrand conservative state Sen. Amanda Chase and entrepreneur Pete Snyder.