Four Republican gubernatorial candidates squared off Thursday night at the Stand Up and Vote Candidates Forum.
But only one Democrat showed up for the event.
Democratic candidates Bev Purdue and Richard Moore were no-shows at the event, despite being invited, forum host Curtis Wright said.
Col. Dennis Nielsen, the lone Democrat, took the stage alone to answer questions from the debate panel and from audience members.
Nielsen tackled several topics, including immigration, education and government corruption.
The Republicans had a more lively debate.