Cincinnati mayoral debate: John Cranley and Roxanne Qualls set to debate Tuesday afternoon

CINCINNATI – Mayoral candidates Roxanne Qualls and John Cranley will face off Tuesday in a debate for the first time since voters went to the polls for the city primary last week.

The Cincinnati Mayoral Candidate Business Forum hosted by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber will begin at about 12:30 p.m. at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Online users can view the debate live on

Cranley and Qualls received the most votes for mayor in last week’s primary.

Residents will also have the chance to get to ask questions of each candidate individually on

WCPO will host online chats with the mayoral candidates this week.

The first chat is set for noon Wednesday, Sept. 18 with Roxanne Qualls. An online chat is set for noon Thursday, Sept. 19 with John Cranley.

WCPO Political Reporter Kevin Osborne will moderate the chats. People can log in and ask the candidates any question.

A second mayoral debate will be televised live on WCPO at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati. The debate also will be live streamed on

9 On Your Side, Fidelity Investments, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, the Cincinnatus Association, and the Cincinnati League of Women Voters are sponsors of the televised debate.

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