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House candidates Brigid Harrison, left, and Amy Kennedy. (Photo: Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe)

Democratic debate set in NJ-2

Candidates to spar next Thursday

By Nikita Biryukov, June 17 2020 11:16 am

Democratic House candidates in the second congressional district will meet on the debate stage next Thursday, Stockton University’s William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy announced Wednesday.

Only three of the district’s candidates — Brigid Harrison, Amy Kennedy and Will Cunningham — were invited to attend.

John Francis LaVergne and Robert Turkavage, the two others seeking the Democratic nod in the second, did not reach spending and fundraising thresholds needed to qualify for the debate.

“This debate will give voters in South Jersey the chance to evaluate the Democratic candidates in one of the most closely watched House races in the nation,” said Hughes Center executive director John Froonjian, who will serve as the debate’s moderator.

The Hughes Center is accepting question suggestions from the public until midnight on June 21.

The debate will be held at 6 p.m. on June 25.

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