Democrats and Republicans running for Baltimore mayor and U.S. Senate will meet in debates this week sponsored by The Baltimore Sun, WJZ, the University of Baltimore and the Baltimore City League of Women Voters.
All debates will be held at the university's H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons at 1415 Maryland Ave.. Tickets for some debates are available at ubalt.edu.
•Former Mayor Sheila Dixon, lawyer Elizabeth Embry, City Councilmen Nick Mosby and Carl Stokes, state Sen. Catherine Pugh and businessman David Warnock — the top six Democratic contenders for mayor, as determined by independent public polling — have been invited to debate from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are no longer available. WJZ-TV will broadcast the debate at 7 p.m. on its digital channels (Comcast channel 201, Verizon Fios channel 483 and channel 13.2 for digital antenna users). The debate will be streamed on baltimoresun.com and CBSbaltimore.com.
•Attorney Richard Douglas, attorney Chrys Kefalas and Del. Kathy Szeliga — the top three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate as determined based on factors identified by the League of Women Voters — will debate from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The debate will be broadcast on WJZ-TV and streamed on baltimoresun.com and CBSbaltimore.com at 7 p.m. April 2.
•Other Democratic candidates for mayor — Gersham Cupid, Patrick Gutierrez, DeRay Mckesson, Cindy Walsh, and Calvin Allen Young III — will debate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The debate will be streamed live on baltimoresun.com.
•The Republican candidates for mayor — Armand F. Girard, Chancellor Torbit, Brian Charles Vaeth, Alan Walden and Larry O. Wardlow Jr. — will debate from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The debate will be streamed on baltimoresun.com.
•U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen and U.S. Rep Donna Edwards — the top two Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate as determined by independent public polling — will debate from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The debate will be broadcast on WJZ-TV and streamed on baltimoresun.com and CBSbaltimore.com 7 p.m. March 28.
The Democratic and Republican primaries are April 26.