This is the first debate in which all four candidates are expected to take part in the lead-up to next Tuesday’s primary.
The front-running Newark Mayor Cory Booker skipped the first debate a week ago. U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver, and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone were there.
The four are expected to attend the final debate on Thursday as well. The two Republican candidates — Steve Lonegan and Alieta Eck — last week held their lone debate before their primary.
The debate is being moderated by NJTV host Michael Schneider and Bergen Record editorial editor Alfred Doblin