Good and Throneburg to face off at debate at Hampden-Sydney College on October 26

Election day is three and a half weeks away and the two candidates on the ballot in Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District have agreed to appear on stage at a campaign forum. 

The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest at Hampden-Sydney College will host the event on October 26 at 7 p.m. as confirmed by representatives from the campaigns of both Republican incumbent Bob Good and Democratic challenger Joshua Throneburg.

The moderator of the one-hour event will be Mark Spain of WSET of Lynchburg. The event is open to the public but seats are only available on a first-come first-serve basis.

As of October 12, 24,618 people had voted early in the Fifth District, part of the 210,990 across the entire state. That’s data put together by the Virginia Public Access Project. Keep track of this number on the VPAP Early Voting dashboard.

Throneburg appeared at Wednesday’s tomorrow’s Senior Statesmen Forum but Good declined the invitation. For many years, these events were held at the former Senior Center building on Hillsdale Drive, but this one will be held at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, 250 Pantops Mountain Road.

Good did appear alongside Democratic Candidate Cameron Webb at a virtual Senior Statesman Forum held on September 9, 2020. You can hear the whole thing on the Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

Yesterday, Democrat Josh Throneburg unveiled a new campaign ad which you can see in a link below. A spokeswoman for the Good campaign said they will not be making an advertisement buy on television but are reaching voters in different ways.  I’m still awaiting material to share in this newsletter.

The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 17. 

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