Decision 2018: Race for Governor

9NEWS hosted pre-assembly gubernatorial debates Wednesday and Thursday nights.

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On Wednesday, three of the Democratic candidates participated in the debate.

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Democratic participants:

  • Former state senator Mike Johnston
  • Former state treasurer Cary Kennedy
  • Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne

Congressman Jared Polis was invited but declined to participate.

On Thursday, three of the Republican candidates participated in the debate.

WATCH | What happened during the Republican gubernatorial debate

Republicans participants

  • former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez
  • former state representative Victor Mitchell
  • businessman Doug Robinson

Businessman Barry Farah was on the list of candidates planning to attend Thursday’s debate, but he backed out suddenly on Tuesday. Farah insists he isn't leaving the race.

State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman were invited but declined to participate.