Debates with Nevada senate, governor candidates uncertain

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Everyone says they want to debate. Just don’t count on that happening.

The campaign for the Republican nominee for governor, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, announced on Thursday that he has committed to three debates — one each in Las Vegas, Reno and Elko.

That followed a similar announcement the week prior from Gov. Steve Sisolak’s campaign. The campaign announced that the Democratic incumbent had agreed to a pair of debates in Las Vegas and Reno.

But don’t go thinking those announcements mean the two major party candidates are any closer to actually squaring off on a debate stage just yet.

Sisolak has accepted an invitation from KLAS-TV, Channel 8 and Univision for a debate hosted at UNLV on Oct. 18. In an email Friday, Channel 8 News Director Dan Salamone said Lombardo has not committed to that debate.

Sisolak’s campaign had said that if Lombardo does not accept…

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