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For the last time, the candidates for governor of Kentucky will meet for a televised debate today.

Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has taken criticism for not showing up to debates and forums. He’ll appear on Kentucky Tonight with Republican challenger David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith.

Galbraith and Williams met last month on KET for a debate on education, which Beshear declined to attend. Beshear and Williams also debated without Galbraith at a Kentucky Farm Bureau event.

All three candidates attended the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, but Kentucky Tonight will mark only the second time they’ve debated. The first was earlier this month at an event put on by the Kentucky Broadcasters Association.

KET has featured the candidates in the other statewide elections, and last week, the candidates for lieutenant governor debated.