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Page to moderate ASL gubernatorial debate

USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page will moderate the first Virginia gubernatorial debate later this month at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, per a release from the school.

Page, a veteran journalist, has interviewed the past 10 presidents and has covered 11 U.S. presidential elections.

“Her unrivaled experience in White House coverage makes her an ideal moderator of a debate between candidates seeking the Virginia Governor’s Mansion,” the Appalachian School of Law said via press release.

Page will be joined by two panelists: political analyst Bob Holsworth and WTVR-TV anchor Candace Burns.

The debate between Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin will be held in ASL’s moot courtroom on Sept. 16 in front of a limited audience. The debate is the first scheduled debate between the candidates after both campaigns have sparred over the debate schedule.

The back-and-forth over the debate schedule led to the cancellation of multiple debates over the summer, including one scheduled to be held at the Virginia Bar Association Summer Meeting in July.