The Maine Public Broadcasting Network held and broadcast its gubernatorial debate Thursday, continuing its journalistic tradition of providing the state with in-depth coverage of statewide political issues.
The debate will be rebroadcast at 1 p.m. Friday on MPBN radio and on MPBN television Sunday afternoon.
"Full debate coverage is what our viewers, listeners, and supporters expect of MPBN," MPBN News Director Keith Shortall says. "This year is no different. MPBN strongly believes in providing these forums as a public service to our audience, and to the people of Maine.”
Republican Gov. Paul LePage declined to attend and Democrat U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud indicated that he would not participate without LePage present.
"We have a history of holding these debates as a public service to the people of Maine and we feel that the candidates have a responsibility to make themselves available to express their views and allow Maine’s citizens to make an informed choice on November 4," Shortall says.