DENVER – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper, his Democratic challenger, have agreed to participate in a second debate in October – this one hosted by Denver7, The Denver Post and Colorado Public Radio News.
The Friday, Oct. 9 debate is the second the pair have agreed to, in addition to one Oct. 2 hosted by the Pueblo Chieftain.
The debate will be hosted live in the Denver7 studios on Oct. 9 – the day ballots are mailed out in Colorado – starting at 5 p.m., but there will be no in-person audience.
Both campaigns have challenged one another to a series of debates, but the sides have been unable to agree on most of them so far.
The Colorado U.S. Senate race is among the most closely-watched races in the country this year as Republicans work to keep their Senate majority and Democrats try to retain their House majority and win back the Senate.