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April 25, 2023

How to watch the Philly mayoral debate tonight

The 7 p.m. broadcast may be the last showdown before the May 16 primary election

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Philly Mayoral Debate Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

Six Philadelphia mayoral candidates will debate on 6ABC on Tuesday night, campaigning for City Hall's top office.

Six top Philadelphia mayoral candidates will vie for votes — and, if past events are any indication, exchange barbs — in a debate Tuesday. It may be the last before the May 16 primary election.

The debate is being moderated and broadcast by 6ABC, and hosted in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. Here's how to tune in, and what to expect:

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When is the mayoral debate?

The debate will take place Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Who's participating?

Since Derek Green exited the race, the field has narrowed ever so slightly. The debate's lineup features six top Democratic candidates: Amen Brown, Jeff Brown, Allan Domb, Helen Gym, Cherelle Parker and Rebecca Rhynhart. It will be moderated by 6ABC anchor Matt O'Donnell.

What should I know about them?

The candidates include three former city councilmembers, a state representative, a former city controller and a grocery store proprietor. Catch up on their platforms and backgrounds with our candidate profiles:

Amen Brown
Jeff Brown
• Allan Domb
Helen Gym
Cherelle Parker
Rebecca Rhynhart

How can I watch the debate?

The debate will be streamed live on, as well as the channel's streaming apps. On television, viewers can access it through channel 6.2 — that's 466 for Fios, and 790 for Xfinity. 6ABC also will rebroadcast the debate Sunday, April 30 at 9 a.m.

How long will it run?

The debate will last 90 minutes, wrapping up around 8:30 p.m.

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