All three candidates took part in a May 7 debate on a Washington television station. Another Democratic debate, on Monday, will be hosted and aired by Maryland Public Television, while a third is to be broadcast on radio station WOLB June 5 and moderated by former state Sen. Larry Young.
Unlike the first debate, only two of the three candidates are expected to show.
Where will Brown be instead?
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has made plans to attend a community meeting in another part of Baltimore tonight.
"I apologize for the late notice, but I hope you will attend this important meeting with the Lt. Governor and his campaign regarding plans for Baltimore's future," Del. Maggie McIntosh wrote in an email to constituents about the event on Tuesday.
Brown's campaign said the meeting had been on the calendar for more than a week but that a location was only finalized over the weekend.
"Anthony Brown is very excited about the upcoming debates in Baltimore on June 2 and June 5," Brown campaign manager Justin Schall said.
"After having had to say no to dozens of community organizations and other media outlets, Anthony Brown intends to honor his commitment to doing three debates. If Doug Gansler and Heather Mizeur aren't going to honor their agreement, it's a little surprising the organization they would choose would be Fox Sinclair News."
The station is seen by some as having a conservative orientation because it is owned by the Hunt Valley broadcasting giant Sinclair.
On Feb. 14, the three Democratic campaigns jointly issued a statement saying that Maryland Democrats "deserve to hear the candidates' views on the issues and we are committed to working in a cooperative manner to come up with a series of debates to meet that goal." But the cooperation has since splintered.
It is common for front runners to seek to limit debates since they have more to lose than their rivals. Still, Brown could face criticism for not appearing.
A small flub from the Fox anchor ahead of the debate stating the primary is June 22. It is June 24.
First question: "What will you do for Baltimore?"
Mizeur: Points to school construction funding, a hope of moving 50,000 more families to Baltimore and 21st century classrooms, investments to the Port of Baltimore, living wage and middle-class tax cuts.
Gansler: "I work in Baltimore every day...I love this city." Remarks on need for jobs, minority achievement gap, crime issues of 250-300 murders a year. Takes the human route in his response noting his involvement in youth lacrosse programs in the city.
Gansler: Reduction of corporate tax, currently at 8.25%, wants to reduce by a quarter a year to 6%. Ramarks on Brown's negative ads. Yes, we need to be active in seeking companies to come to Maryland.
Mizeur: "I'm going to be the Gov. for middle-class families." Wants to give middle-class families tax relief to put the money back into the Maryland economy, and tax cuts for small businesses, but would steer away from corporate. She wants to see small businesses thrive like 36th "The Avenue" in Hampden.
3. Question from Twitter, "How will you secure weak Maryland pension funds."
Gansler: Pegs Pre-K and casino funding, second name-drop of O'Malley in his remarks. "We need to protect the money of the people of Maryland."
Mizeur: "We've seen pensions get raided too often in Annapolis," bringing up teacher pension cuts, which she says she voted against, as well as the $300 million pension cut for state employees. Brings up father's history as a working-class man.
Mizeur: 540 shootings in Baltimore last year, 9th most violent state in the nation. Plan: truly universal gun background checks, remove firearms from domestic violence situations, expand gun buy-back programs.
Gansler: Totes background as prosecutor fighting crime and gang statute, and domestic violence fighting in his current role.
Gansler: For medical marijuana, decriminalization is the next step. Against legalization, but "we may get there." Wants other states to experiment first. Too soon.
Mizeur: "Our war on drugs has been a failure." Current laws have racial bias. Says it should be regulated the same as alcohol and tobacco, could regulate $160 million in revenue for universal Pre-K, elimination of achievement gap. "Waiting is what happens when you're not showing leadership."
6. Reform criminal justice system?
Mizeur: Need to go away from process of mass incarceration. "Be smart on crime," early intervention and engagement with youths. Need rehabilitation to reduce recidivism in Maryland. Wants to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing.
Gansler: We can choose to continue our revolving door, or we can follow Virginia, Michigan, Oregon and close facilities. "These are real people....they can contribute." Wants in-jail education and post-jail job opportunities.
7. Job creation, lessen crime and homelessness in Baltimore.
Gansler: It starts with jobs. 46% adults don't have work. Port of Baltimore needs to be used to a bigger extent and BWI for international trade. Notes need for corporate tax cuts again.
Mizeur: Notes working-class family again, raised minimum wage and gender pay gap, child care, college costs and housing costs. Need to study Utah model of reducing and getting rid of homelessness.