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The history and value of political debates

Dennis Kucinich, from left, Bill O'Neill, moderator WTOL-TV anchor Jerry Anderson, Joe Schiavoni and Richard Cordray take part in the Ohio Governor Democrat debate Wednesday night in Toledo.
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Candidates take part in the Ohio Governor Democrat debate in 2018.

The recent GOP Senate debate took a nasty turn when candidates Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons had an onstage standoff. Also, the Ohio Debate Commission has canceled plans for a Republican Gubernatorial debate after Governor DeWine declined to participate.

Political debates are viewed as job interviews for candidates. We’ll look at whether they hold much sway with voters.

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