Four of the six Republican candidates for governor are gathering in Flagstaff for a forum focused on northern Arizona issues.
Ken Bennett, Christine Jones, Frank Riggs and Scott Smith are scheduled to attend the forum Monday evening at Northern Arizona University.
Doug Ducey and Andrew Thomas say they had prior commitments.
The forum comes the week before the state primary election on Aug. 26. The winner in the Republican primary will face Democrat Fred DuVal in the November general election.
DuVal, Libertarian Barry Hess and John Mealer of Americans Elect also will be at the forum.
Organizers say the questions will focus on public lands, the environment, education, the economy, development and natural resources.
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