Columbus State University to host Republican Gubernatorial Run-Off Debate on July 5

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Republican Gubernatorial Run-Off Debate will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 7 p.m. in University Hall at Columbus State University. Candidates Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp will face off in the hour-long debate.

The debate, which will be televised live and open to the public, is part of an ongoing series of political forums hosted by Columbus State in partnership with WRBL-TV and PMB Broadcasting. AFLAC and TSYS are sponsoring the series. WRBL Anchor Phil Scoggins will moderate the debate. A panel made up of WRBL reporters, a political science professor from CSU and a representative of student media at CSU will question the candidates. In addition, WRBL’s Teresa Whitaker will pose questions to the candidates submitted via social media and from the live audience at University Hall. CSU communication students will assist in the production of the telecasts.