Key Words: Moderator who botched Pennsylvania’s single gubernatorial debate — who is, Alex Trebek

For the candidates, it was probably a draw. But moderator Alex Trebek has been declared the loser of this week’s gubernatorial debate in Pennsylvania.

It’s feedback that prompted the Jeopardy! host to graciously apologize, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, because Trebek’s show-stealing performance carried particular significance. The debate was the lone time this fall that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner will square off in this format. Wolf, seen as the front-runner, has been reluctant to debate, according to the paper.

‘I thought that as moderator, I was to provide a certain lighthearted approach while still being able to challenge the candidates on their record or positions.

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