RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) -- The Republican and Democratic nominees for Virginia governor are preparing to face off.

Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam will debate on Saturday. This is the first of three confirmed debates between Gillespie, a GOP strategist and Northam, the current Lt Governor.

Gillespie is pushing for more meetings before the November election.

Saturday's debate is in Hot Springs, Virginia at 11 a.m. and is hosted by the Virginia Bar Association.

PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor, Judy Woodruff will moderate.