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.
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) July 30, 2018
There was some surprise on social media to Polis’ decision to skip the Club 20 debate in Grand Junction, a longstanding political tradition.
Skipping the annual Club 20 debate is an, uh, interesting strategy. Hard to emphasize how much of a Western Slope tradition this is. Typically one of the first debates of the general (if not the first). https://t.co/57SnuA7g5a
— Alex Siciliano (@jasiciliano) July 30, 2018
In addition to debates, Polis challenged Stapleton to participate in forums.