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.