Governor’s Debate Preview Monday, October 8, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Gubernatorial candidates Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom.Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio John Cox and Gavin Newsom, the two candidates for governor in California, will face off in a live debate hosted by KQED this morning. It will be the only debate between the Republican and Democratic challenger before the Nov. 6 election. Capital Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has spoken with both candidates and offers a preview of the debate. You can listen live to the debate at 10 a.m. on 90.9 FM in Sacramento, or you can stream it online on our site here.