Maryland’s candidates for governor took part in their only scheduled debate ahead of the November 8th election Wednesday night. Republican Dan Cox and Democrat Wes Moore spoke on key issues including public safety, education, the economy and abortion. The candidates began the debate with pointed remarks aimed at their opponent. Moore called Cox an extremist election-denier whose rhetoric and policies are not just dangerous and divisive but will take the state backwards. Cox called Moore a phony who supports defunding the police and lied about growing up in Baltimore in his 2010 book. Moore is favored over Cox in recent polls and he has a 2-to-1 lead in fundraising. Cox will be attending a fundraiser next week at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.