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Branstad vs. Hatch: Candidates square off in live debate

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Jack Hatch debates Terry Branstad in the gubernatorial debate Tuesday night on KWWL. Jack Hatch debates Terry Branstad in the gubernatorial debate Tuesday night on KWWL.
SIOUX CITY (KWWL) -

Gov. Terry Branstad is looking to become the longest-serving governor in U.S. history, while State Sen. Jack Hatch is looking for his first term as governor.

Both candidates will square off in a live debate Tuesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. on KWWL, KWWL.com/live and on the KWWL app under Live Video.

Branstad, the Republican incumbent, was Iowa's governor from 1983 through 1999, and then again from 2011 until now, when he defeated incumbent Gov. Chet Culver. Branstad is already the longest-serving governor in Iowa's history. A win in the general election, which numerous polls think is likely, would make him the longest-serving governor in history.

Hatch, the Democratic challenger, has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003 representing Senate District 33. He is currently assistant majority leader. Previously, Hatch served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1985 to 1993 and again from 2001 through 2003.

The debate will be hosted by KTIV, a sister station of KWWL, located in Sioux City.

Use the hash tag #iagov14 on Twitter to follow along.

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