After tonight’s Republican gubernatorial debate between Jack Ciattarelli and Hirsh Singh on New Jersey 101.5, the New Jersey Globe will discuss the performances of both candidates in a post-debate forum.
Matt Rooney, the editor of Save Jersey, a Republican news site, will join New Jersey Globe editor David Wildstein immediately following the debate – about 8 PM. At 8:30, Wildstein will speak with New Jersey Demcoratic State Committee Executive Director Saily Avelenda.
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The post-debate analysis can be viewed at:
Tonight’s matchup between Ciattarelli and Singh will be the only debate before the June 8 Republican primary.
A second debate set for tomorrow evening on NJ PBS was cancelled on Monday after Singh reneged on his promise to participate, according to New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission Executive Director Jeff Brindle.
While Ciattarelli is required to take part in two debates as a condition of receiving matching funds under the state’s gubernatorial matching funds program, Singh merely qualified as a result of his self-financing and has no legal obligation to take part in the debates.
The NJ PBS debate was scheduled to be held virtually, but Singh pushed back at the last minute and demanded an in-person debate. He rejected a demand by NJ PBS to take a Covid test before they would send a member of their crew to meet Singh for the debate production, according to Jamie Kraft, the senior managing editor of NJ Spotlight News, a NJ PBS affiliate.