4 candidates for Rhode Island governor to meet in 1st TV debate of general election

By Eric Tucker, AP
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

4 candidates for RI gov. to meet in 1st TV debate

BRISTOL, R.I. — The four major candidates for Rhode Island governor will meet in their first televised debate of the general election.

The debate, co-sponsored by The Providence Journal and WPRI-TV, is scheduled to air for one hour on Wednesday at 7 p.m. After the televised portion, the debate will continue for 30 additional minutes on WPRI’s website.

Democratic General Treasurer Frank Caprio, independent former U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY’-fee), Republican John Robitaille (ROH’-bi-teye) and Moderate Ken Block are vying to replace Republican Gov. Don Carcieri (ku-CHEER’-ee), who is term limited. Robitaille is a former top aide to Carcieri and Block is a businessman. Neither has held elected office.

The debate will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol.

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