For the next hour I will be blogging from inside the debate hall at Saint Anselm College.
The debate hall is filling up with many of New Hampshire's political elite. Governor John Lynch arrived with staff and his daughter wished panelist Tom Fahey luck.
Democratic state senators Harold Janeway, Iris Estabrook, Kathy Sgambati, Dave Gottesman, and Besti DeVries are all here.
Others in the audience are Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid, former Democratic Party chair Joe Keefe, former Manchester Mayor Sylvia Dupris, liberal activist Roger Goun, former Ambassador George Bruno, Merrimack County Democratic chair Rob Werner, and deputy House Majority Leader Bette Lasky.