Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and his Democratic challenger, Jay Gonzalez, are preparing to square off in their first debate of the fall campaign.
The one-hour debate is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday at the WBZ-TV studios in Boston. It will be moderated by WBZ political analyst Jon Keller and will include questions submitted in advance by Massachusetts voters.
Baker is seeking his second four-year term on Beacon Hill.
The Democratic nominee was the state's top budget official under Baker's predecessor, former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.
Two additional debates are scheduled before the Nov. 6 election.
Gonzalez has criticized Baker for not agreeing to other proposed debates, including one he called for to be held in western Massachusetts.