SALT LAKE CITY — One third-party candidate has qualified for the Utah Debate Commission’s general election debates this fall.
J. Robert Latham, a Libertarian running in the 2nd Congressional District, was the only non-Democrat or non-Republican to meet the participation threshold.
Candidates must get at least 10% of the vote in the commission’s public opinion poll. But with margin of error of 4.38%, those who received 5.62% in their race qualified for an invitation. Latham polled at 6.5%.
The debates will be carried live by the commission’s media partners, streamed online and shown on Facebook Live. Debates will start at 6 p.m. They will also be available on the commission’s website and social media channels after they air.
2020 general election debate schedule:
1st Congressional District, Sept. 24, Democrat Darren Parry faces Republican Blake Moore.
Governor, Sept. 29, Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox faces Democrat Chris Peterson.
4th Congressional District, Oct. 12, Democratic Rep. Ben McAdams faces Republican Burgess Owens.
3rd Congressional District, Oct. 15, Republican Rep. John Curtis faces Democrat Devin Thorpe.
2nd Congressional District, Oct. 19, Republican Rep. Chris Stewart, Democrat Kael Weston and Libertarian J. Robert Latham.
Attorney General, Oct. 21, Republican Attorney General Sean Reyes faces Democrat Greg Skordas.