Inslee wants 6 gubernatorial debates with McKenna



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee has called for six debates with Attorney General Rob McKenna in the lead up to the governor’s election next November.

The news release issued by the Inslee campaign on Monday calls for splitting the debate locations between central, eastern and western Washington, and having debates on both television and radio. Inslee wants two of the debates to focus on jobs and the economy and one on education.

McKenna campaign spokesman Adam Faber said they had just heard of the request and would have a response later in the day.

Inslee, a Democrat, and McKenna, a Republican, are vying to replace Democratic Gov. Chris Gregoire, who is not running for a third term.