Washington gubernatorial, Senate candidates agree to debates

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Debate Coalition has released its schedule for four gubernatorial and U.S. Senate debates.

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee will debate Republican challenger Bill Bryant Sept. 26 at Seattle University and again Oct. 19 at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Inslee and Bryant previously debated last month in Spokane.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray will debate Republican challenger Chris Vance Oct. 16 at Gonzaga University in Spokane and Oct. 23 at Microsoft in Redmond.

The debate coalition was founded by Seattle CityClub earlier this year. The coalition comprises civic leaders, nonpartisan organizations, colleges and universities and dozens of media partners.