A debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates for New Jersey’s 2nd Legislative District can be seen live on The Press of Atlantic City’s website Wednesday.

Democratic state Sen. Jim Whelan

will face his challenger, Republican Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles, while Republican Assemblymen John Amodeo and Chris Brown will debate their Democratic challengers, Longport Mayor Nick Russo and Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo.

The debate is sponsored by The Press and the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Richard Stockton College.

Additional debates are scheduled for candidates of the 1st District at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Old Courthouse in Middle Township, and the 9th District at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Richard Stockton College’s Campus Center Theatre.

All three debates will be shown live at www.pressofac.com.

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