Democratic candidate for Arizona governor Katie Hobbs has declined to debate her Republican opponent, Kari Lake, ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, with her campaign telling local media she won’t argue with a “conspiracy theorist.”
Instead, Hobbs, who is Arizona’s secretary of state, requested a “town hall-style” format in which each candidate would sit for a 30-minute interview in a controlled setting.
“Secretary Hobbs remains willing and eager to participate in a town hall-style event, such as the forum she participated in [September], in which Arizonans were able to hear directly from Sec[retary] Hobbs about her in-depth policy plans and how she would approach governing this state,” Nicole DeMont, Hobbs’s campaign manager, wrote in a letter to the Citizens Clean Elections Commission in Phoenix.
The commission sponsors public debates each election cycle so that Arizona voters can better gauge the candidates running for office. Read more…