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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The final touches were made on the set for the Maryland gubernatorial debate co-hosted by WJZ-TV and The Baltimore Sun on Oct. 7.

Representatives of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Mr. Larry Hogan spent Wednesday morning at WJZ studios in Baltimore to tour the set and for the coin toss to determine the order of speakers.

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Hogan won the first coin toss, which would determine the order of the opening statements. He chose to go second.

Brown won the second coin toss that determined the order of the closing statements, and he chose to go last.

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The debate was taped Tuesday morning and broadcasted on WJZ-TV that evening starting at 7 p.m. The debate aired for an hour.

“We’re pleased to host this important event as a public service,” WJZ-TV President & General Manager Jay Newman said in August when the debate was announced.

Coming just one month before the election, the debate will provide voters the opportunity to hear directly from both major candidates for governor before they decide who will lead Maryland over the next four years.

“We are pleased to partner with WJZ in hosting this gubernatorial debate,” said Tim Ryan, Publisher & CEO of The Baltimore Sun Media Group. “The Baltimore Sun’s goal is to assist Maryland voters in making informed decisions and this debate is an extension of our commitment to in-depth political coverage.”

WJZ-TV is a CBS owned television station serving Maryland.

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