Ehrlich-O'Malley Debate Date Set

Baltimore TV station to host governor's race debate

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    Bob Ehrlich vs. Martin O'Malley

    A Baltimore television station will host a debate between Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Republican challenger, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich.

    Jay Newman, vice president and general manager of WJZ-TV, said the hour-long debate will take place Oct. 11 at the studio. It will be moderated by WJZ anchor Denise Koch and will be taped at 10 a.m. for broadcast at 7 p.m. that night.

    The format will include opening and closing remarks from each candidate, and segments devoted to key issues.

    Newman said the Baltimore Jewish Council will sponsor the debate.

    Ehrlich spokesman Andy Barth said the campaign believes the format will produce a good and informative debate.

    Rick Abbruzzese, O'Malley's campaign spokesman, said he hopes there will be more debates.