The Roanoke Times is reporting that WDBJ and Virginia Tech will have a debate and that the major party candidates will be there:
Officials at Virginia Tech and Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV said Wednesday that they will jointly host a debate on the Blacksburg campus on Oct. 24, just 12 days before Election Day in the nation’s only competitive governor’s race this year.
WDBJ news director Kelly Zuber said that both Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli have agreed in principle to the panel-style debate at Virginia Tech’s Haymarket Theater. She said a few details are still being resolved.
But there’s no word on whether Libertarian Robert Sarvis will be invited. He should be. He has polled from 7-10% in the last four polls. Here’s the contact (Be classy!) at WDBJ: Kelly Zuber: kzuber [at] wdbj7.com
I do not have a good contact at VT.
Also cite this Roanoke Times article on Sarvis:
Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis draws in voters
It shows that there is a small but determined group that wants another choice:
As Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli are locked in a tightening race, the Libertarian nominee for governor has siphoned support of 7 percent of likely Virginia voters.
As for Sarvis, 85 percent of voters said they did not know enough about him to form an opinion, according to the poll.
That means that nearly HALF of the voters who know Robert Sarvis want to vote for him!
Remember: Be classy and respectful with Ms. Zuber!