Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) will meet face-to-face at Longwood University in Virginia for the one and only vice presidential debate Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. EDT.
The debate will be broadcast commercial free on all major television networks and cable channels as well as C-SPAN. Elaine Quijano of CBS News will moderate the debate, which is scheduled to run 90 minutes.
Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate, is the junior U.S. senator from Virginia and spent two years as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He is the former mayor of Richmond, Va., and previously served as governor of Virginia. Kaine formally accepted the Democratic vice presidential nomination July 28.
Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, is a former six-term U.S. congressman and the current governor of Indiana. During his run as a congressman, Pence served as chair of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative think tank for the House Republican Caucus. Pence formally accepted the Republican vice presidential nomination July 20.
The debate format will be the same as the presidential debates, but it is unlikely to break the viewership records of last week’s presidential debate, which set a ratings record with 84 million viewers. The vice presidential debate falls on the same night as the beginning of the Major League Baseball playoffs.