Kari Lake removed from audience of town hall before Democratic rival came out

Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was removed from the audience at a town hall

before her Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs took the stage

Hobbs continues her refusal to debate Lake.

The former TV anchor was seated in the front row of the audience of a town hall 

both candidates would separately get their time on the stage to receive questions

Lake was reportedly asked to leave the audience and remain in the holding room until it was her turn to come on stage.

The request led Lake to ask if Hobbs

the state's secretary of state, would actually come out and debate her onstage