Looks like the Argus Leader has forced Matt Varilek and Jeff Barth’s hand. If they were trying to make it through an entire primary campaign without debating, they almost succeeded. At least until Jonathon Ellis noticed and called them out on it.
I’m still not convinced they will actually go through with the Q&A since both candidates come across as publicity shy creatures.
But you never know, they might appear before a live audience in Brookings for a candidate forum May 23rd.
(That is, if any Democrats realize there is a.) a primary and b.) that they have candidates competing for the nomination.)