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May 24, 2017

Republican Candidates Go Head to Head in Gubernatorial Primary Debate on NJTV

Last Thursday, May 18, about 150 people attended the New Jersey Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate that NJTV News and NJ Spotlight co-hosted the from the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark Thursday. Candidates Jack Ciattarelli and Kim Guadagno (above) participated in a 60-minute debate.

The audience outside the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio, including NJTV General Counsel Pat Northrop

Coverage of the debate special, which ran a total of 90 minutes, included commentary and analysis anchored by NJTV News Anchor Mary Alice Williams and Correspondent Michael Hill. The debate Q&A portion of each evening was moderated by NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael AronNJTV News Correspondent David Cruz and NJ Spotlight CEO and Founding Editor John Mooney contributed with additional questions.

NJTV News’ and NJ Spotlight’s editorial teams collaborated on questions and provided social media commentary throughout the debate. ICYMI, click here to watch it online.

A few weeks ago, NJTV News and NJ Spotlight co-hosted the Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Debate on May 11, which is available to view here.

David Cruz reports from the Debate audience outside the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio

Debate moderator Michael Aron preps prior to the debate

NJTV News EP Phil Alongi, Sr. Producer Gideon Butler and Associate Producer Shoshannah Buxbaum work the control room during the debate

Zach Lanning is charged with watching the candidate time clock throughout the debate

Sylvia Baber works the debate and reception check-in

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