WATCH LIVE: 17th Congressional District Debate

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Silicon Valley Congressman Mike Honda is taking on challenger Ro Khanna in their only debate in the race for California’s 17th Congressional District on Monday, Oct. 6. The debate is being hosted by NBC Bay Area, in partnership with KQED, The Huffington Post and San Jose State University.

The debate between the two Democrats is being moderated by NBC Bay Area anchor Raj Mathai and includes four panelists: lead panelist Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post, Thuy Vu, host of KQED NEWSROOM, Melinda Jackson, associate professor of political science at SJSU and LooLoo Amante, SJSU student and director of external affairs for Associated Students.

The 75-minute debate is being broadcast live Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m., on NBC Bay Area (Comcast Ch.3 / 703 HD, over-the-air on ch.11). The debate will rebroadcast on KQED World (Comcast Ch.10 / 710 HD, over-the-air on ch.9-2) at 9 p.m. and KQED Plus (Comcast ch.190, over-the-air on Ch.9-3) at 11 p.m. KQED Public Radio will also broadcast the debate live on its stations in San Francisco (88.5 FM) and Sacramento (89.3 FM).

The debate is also being streamed live here at (in video player above) and on The Huffington Post’s online streaming video network, HuffPost Live.

Following the debate, Raj Mathai (@RajMathai) and NBC Bay Area’s Political Analyst Larry Gerston (@lgerston) will conclude the broadcast with a post-debate analysis. KQED will also provide coverage and in-depth analysis of the debate on its local newscasts and the statewide news service The California Report on radio, and on its weekly news and public affairs program KQED NEWSROOM on KQED Public Television 9.

Follow live coverage of the event on Twitter at @NBCBayArea and @KQEDNews, and join the conversation with hashtag #CA17Debate.

Have a question for the candidates? Submit your questions on the NBC Bay Area page for possible inclusion in tonight's debate.  

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