But for the most part, he didn't. Delegate Mizeur stuck to her commitment to run a positive, issue-oriented campaign, and Mr. Gansler largely followed suit. Fox 45 anchor Jennifer Gilbert, who moderated the event, made a point of calling out Mr. Brown's absence at the beginning of the debate, and she made another reference to him during a question about the state's botched health care exchange, but the station didn't obsess about his absence either. Wide shots in which the empty podium was visible were relatively rare. And if the Brown campaign assumed that the local Fox affiliate would conduct a debate in some way that was biased against him, that fear proved unfounded (and even if the station had a conservative agenda, why it would be harsher toward him than the far more liberal Delegate Mizeur, who could say). Ms. Gilbert asked a number of tough questions, but they were perfectly fair, dealing with taxes, education, the environment, criminal justice and so on.