Inslee Reverses Course, Argees To AWB Debate

Mar 28, 2012

Democratic candidate for Washington governor Jay Inslee has reversed course and now says he will participate in a June debate sponsored by the Association of Washington Business, the state's chamber of commerce. Public Radio Olympia Correspondent Austin Jenkins will moderate the event.

The move comes just days after Inslee said he would not participate in the Spokane face-off. The AWB debate has become a tradition in Washington gubernatorial races over the past 20 years.

The two leading candidates continue to swap proposals for other debates. Earlier this week, Republican Rob McKenna committed to 15 possibilities between June and Election Day. The Inslee campaign expects to counter with its own list of preferred debate locations and hosts.

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