Polis, Stapleton agree to debate at least five times during campaign

DENVER — The 2018 election season is beginning to pick up in Colorado.

On Monday, Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton announced which debates they will participate in.

Polis is running as the Democratic nominee for governor. Stapleton is the Republican nominee.

Stapleton challenged Polis to participate in nine debates earlier in the day on Monday, Polis accepted six invitations. 

Of the six debates accepted by Polis; Stapleton has agreed to five of them.

The one debate in question is the event in Colorado Springs. All events time and date are TBD.

Polis wants to debate in Colorado Springs at a debate hosted by KOAA while Stapleton wants to debate in the Springs at a debate hosted by the Gazette.

There was some surprise on social media to Polis’ decision to skip the Club 20 debate in Grand Junction, a longstanding political tradition.

In addition to debates, Polis challenged Stapleton to participate in forums.

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