Democrat Katie Hobbs (left) and Republican Kari Lake, candidates for governor in Arizona’s 2022 general election./Facebook Photos
OPINION: If Katie Hobbs refuses to go go one-on-one in a debate with Kari Lake she’ll be playing right into Lake’s hands.
By Laurie Roberts | TheArizona Republic
So now comes word that Katie Hobbs may be preparing to skip out on debating her opponent.
Again, that is.
Fresh off her refusal to debate Marco Lopez in the Democratic primary, it appears Hobbs is now trying to wiggle out of going one-on-one with Kari Lake in the general election.
“We will be seeking changes to the format to ensure that Arizona voters get a robust policy debate based on fact, instead of regurgitated lies about the 2020 election,” Hobbs’ campaign spokesman Joe Wolf told 3TV/CBS5 on Thursday.
“We will not engage in a circus that insults and embarrasses Arizonans. We do not need to look further than the last debate Kari Lake participated in for such an example.”
In other words, she doesn’t want to debate Kari Lake.