The second debate among the four GOP candidates for governor has been scheduled for May 31 on the Salisbury University campus, according to the Maryland Republican Party.
The 60-minute debate will be broadcast and streamed live, beginning at 7 p.m., by WMDT 47, an ABC affiliate, and moderated by Ernie Colburn of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Colburn will solicit questions via social media.
Last Saturday, the candidates -- Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Del. Ron George of Annapolis, former Ehrlich administration official Larry Hogan and Charles County business executive Charles Lollar – debated on WBAL radio. They spent much of the debate drawing contrasts between their respective positions and those of Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is prevented by term limits from running again.
The GOP candidates will debate again on June 6 on Maryland Public Television. The primary is June 24.
The three Democratic candidates -- Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown , Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur –- debate for the first time Wednesday on Washington’s NBC affiliate. The debate will also be carried on MPT.