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Debate tonight

The four candidates for governor will meet tonight for a televised debate at Boston's Faneuil Hall.

The debate at 7 will be broadcast live and is sponsored by a media consortium that includes the Globe, New England Cable News, WCVB-TV, WGBH-TV, WHDH-TV, and WBUR-FM radio.

Democrat Deval Patrick is leading in public opinion polls, but Republican Kerry Healey appears to be narrowing the gap. A WHDH-TV-Suffolk University poll released last week suggested that Patrick has a 46 to 33 percent advantage over Healey. Independent Christy Mihos scored 7 percent in the latest poll. One percent supported Green-Rainbow Party candidate Grace Ross.

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