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Tune in Oct. 2 to 'Vote 2012: Debate for Governor'

The race for Washington State Governor is one of the most hotly contested and closely watched gubernatorial races in the nation.  But do you know where the candidates stand on the issues that matter most to you?

See Also: Where the Governor Candidates Stand

To help you make an informed vote, AARP is proud to sponsor KCTS 9’s upcoming “Vote 2012: Debate for Governor.”  

AARP has a 26-year history of non-partisan voter education. We don’t endorse candidates, we don’t give money to campaigns and we don’t have a political action committee. Our priority is ensuring you know where the candidates stand before you cast your vote this November.

KCTS 9 and KYVE 47, in collaboration with the Yakima Herald-Republic and the Association of Washington State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (AWSHCC), will produce and broadcast this live, one-hour gubernatorial debate between Jay Inslee (D) and Rob McKenna (R) Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. from the Yakima Convention Center.

The candidates will answer questions posed by a panel of journalists including KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna and the Yakima Herald Republic’s Frank Purdy and Leah Ward. Enrique Cerna will moderate the debate. Inslee and McKenna will also be given “challenge cards” where they can directly challenge or rebut something stated by their opponent.

Make sure the candidates discuss the issues you care about.  Submit your questions to the candidates to or

Vote 2012: Debate for Governor will air live Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. on KCTS 9 in Seattle and KYVE 47 in Yakima. The debate will also air live on KSPS, KWSU, KTNW, and Northwest Public Radio. The program, like all KCTS 9 local productions, will be available via Comcast Video On Demand after its initial broadcast, and will be available for streaming and viewing online at and also at

For members in the Yakima area, tickets to the gubernatorial debate are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, at KYVE 47 at 12 S. 2nd Street in Yakima or the Yakima Herald-Republic at 114 N. 4th Street in Yakima.

And to find more on where the candidates stand on issues such as health care, long-term care and state budget, AARP has produced a print and video voters’ guide available online.