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Democrat refuses to debate Trump-backed
Kari Lake in Arizona governor race

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Posted By: Imright, 9/12/2022 12:45:06 AM

Trump-backed Kari Lake is poised to have the debate stage all to herself after her Democratic opponent for Arizona governor refused to accept the format. Katie Hobbs, the current Arizona secretary of state, must "respectfully decline" an invitation for the debate scheduled for Oct. 12, her campaign manager said on Sunday.The decision comes after Citizens Clean Elections Commission, the state agency that sets up debates, rejected her request to alter the format into separate 30-minute "town hall-style" interviews as opposed to a direct face-off

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 9/12/2022 1:28:15 AM (No. 1275102)
Actually, he disrespectfully declined, because he is a coward and can't stand up to her WORDS and her IDEAS.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissNan 9/12/2022 1:43:43 AM (No. 1275110)
I’m here in Arizona and the only reason I can think of why Katie Hobbs refuses to debate Kari Lake is because she’s scared to DEATH of her!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Timber Queen 9/12/2022 2:33:57 AM (No. 1275126)
Seems to be a trend. Patty Murry in Washington State also got the Everett newspaper to change their debate format to a single zoom interview format for each candidate, at the last minute. Senator Murry went first. When Tiffany Smiley gave her opening statement she came out guns blazing at the journalists. She scorched them for carrying Murry's water and caving into her demands because she was too cowardly to face her opponent openly. She went on to describe vividly the disgraceful condition of Seattle, the homeless problem, the drugs coming from across the border and the failure of Patty Murry representing Washington. Then she said good-by. The sheepish look on the faces of the reporters was priceless. Can the voters overwhelm Dominion in Arizona and Washington?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mifla 9/12/2022 4:16:31 AM (No. 1275132)
Katie is using the tried and true "hide in the basement" strategy.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2 9/12/2022 5:13:05 AM (No. 1275152)
Is there any question left as to how much demonrats are elitists now?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rich323 9/12/2022 7:20:40 AM (No. 1275203)
Have a stand in Hobbs look alike do the debate and make a fool out of Hobbs!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 9/12/2022 7:42:32 AM (No. 1275213)
Hobbs like Fetterman avoid debating like the plague. They know they will be outclassed by their opponents. So they hide in plain sight. Be wary of election shenanigans in AZ and PA. You know there will be some.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Daisymay 9/12/2022 8:07:43 AM (No. 1275225)
Those Democrats think It worked for Biden, why not try it! They KNOW they're going to get hammered and they have no real answers as to what they would do to fix the problems, so they simply are not going to put themselves out there to take a Beating! We will see if this approach is going to work!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo 9/12/2022 9:12:08 AM (No. 1275288)
Cowards. They don't have anything left. So they lie, cheat and steal. She's depending on Dominion to get her across the finish line.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/12/2022 9:27:13 AM (No. 1275306)
It's astonishing how low a democrat can get without ideas to give reason for seeking office. It's too easy to debate a leftist democrat who can't be in control of the debate. A democrat who can't shout you down or use vulgar words is defenseless that's why they will not face off with an opponent.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kate318 9/12/2022 10:36:59 AM (No. 1275353)
Of course, she wants town halls, so the DNC can plant participants and questions. Dems have learned that, just like their leader Biden, they don’t have to debate or even campaign and they can still “win.”
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Reply 12 - Posted by: LadyVet 9/12/2022 10:44:58 AM (No. 1275364)
The Dem nominee is not going to come off well in a televised debate with Lake. First, there is the visual difference. Voters tend to go for the more visually appealing. It is human nature and there is no changing human nature. Second, Lake has proven to be very good at handing hostile questions from reporters. And third, the ideas she expresses are more in line with common sense voters and normal people.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/12/2022 10:57:18 AM (No. 1275384)
How about an old fashioned sword fight, that would settle this BS once and for all!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 9/12/2022 12:17:40 PM (No. 1275457)
I can't say as I blame Ol' Katie for not wanting to debate Kari. Kari is one smart cookie, and fierce (and right). I wouldn't want to debate her either. Be like going up against a grizzly bear in hand to paw and jaw combat. To paraphrase G. Gordon Liddy: Kari should come out and say she won't debate Katie, because she refuses to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed woman.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: doublesharp 9/12/2022 3:32:00 PM (No. 1275580)
#1 Katie is a woman
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