Election 2022: Televised Debates

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12 News is Your Local Election Headquarters. Stay with us for comprehensive campaign coverage through Election Day, including exclusive polls, candidate interviews, debates and expert analysis.

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It’s shaping up to be a big election year in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with a number of key races up for grabs.

Starting this summer, 12 News will host a series of debates for major state and federal offices, including one-hour prime-time specials featuring candidates for Rhode Island governor, Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District, and Providence mayor. More debates will be featured on special editions of Newsmakers, 12 News’ long-running weekend politics show.

With so much at stake, 12 News will also be helping voters make informed decisions by conducting exclusive political polling and in-depth interviews with the candidates.

An experienced team of 12 News journalists led by Target 12 Chief Investigative Reporter Tim White and 12 News Politics Editor Ted Nesi will provide in-depth reporting and analysis on the candidates and the issues in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts leading up to the September primary and the November election.

All of 12 News’ comprehensive election coverage will be available on WPRI.com, which will also be the place to find exclusive content such as a complete Voter’s Guide, interactive graphics, Nesi’s Notes and Pulse of Providence.


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