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The history and value of political debates

Dennis Kucinich, from left, Bill O'Neill, moderator WTOL-TV anchor Jerry Anderson, Joe Schiavoni and Richard Cordray take part in the Ohio Governor Democrat debate Wednesday night in Toledo.
David Pepper
Candidates take part in the Ohio Governor Democrat debate in 2018.

The recent GOP Senate debate took a nasty turn when candidates Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons had an onstage standoff. Also, the Ohio Debate Commission has canceled plans for a Republican Gubernatorial debate after Governor DeWine declined to participate.

Political debates are viewed as job interviews for candidates. We’ll look at whether they hold much sway with voters.


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