CHEYENNE, Wyo. — One debate has been scheduled for the candidates vying for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat before the November general election.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/2cp0Fst ) that unless candidates can agree to another event, the only debate will happen on Oct. 20 in Casper.
Republican Liz Cheney, Democrat Ryan Greene, Libertarian Lawrence Struempf and Constitution Party candidate Daniel Cummings are scheduled to participate in the debate sponsored by the Casper Star-Tribune and Wyoming PBS.
Last month, Greene suggested five debates among the candidates to give residents across the state more opportunities to attend debates.
“The idea was that we wanted one in every corner of the state and one in Casper,” he said Friday.
Greene criticized the Cheney campaign for not agreeing to more debates.
“I think she’s shutting the door on the people,” he said.
The Cheney campaign forwarded a request for comment to the state Republican Party, which has been handling the debate planning for the campaign.
Matt Micheli, the state GOP chairman, said having one debate for the general election is normal for Wyoming but there have been exceptions
Micheli said Wyoming voters prefer to meet candidates in person as they travel around the state.
The debate will take place at the Casper College Music Building’s Wheeler Hall.
Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com