Inslee, Bryant Meet For Gubernatorial Debate

SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee and his GOP challenger Bill Bryant are meeting for their second debate.

The two will face off in Seattle Monday night.

Bryant, a former Seattle port commissioner, has been sharply criticizing Inslee for what he says is mismanagement of state departments. Last week Bryant called on Inslee to release reports on problems at the state’s largest psychiatric hospital. A recent report revealed that thousands of tools used to open patient windows were unaccounted for and that management was unwilling to recognize that failing to focus on security puts patients and the public at risk.

Inslee’s campaign said Bryant’s event was a “desperate press stunt from a faltering campaign.”

After Monday the two candidates have three more debates scheduled before the November election.

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