Attorney Tanner Ainge, Provo Mayor John Curtis, Libertarian Joe Buchman, State Rep. Chris Herrod. (AIP candidate Jason Christensen was off the far right edge of this screen capture from KUTV. Democratic candidate Dr. Kathie Allen declined the invitation. Unaffiliated and write-in candidates were not invited.)
While the Americans For Prosperity (AFP) hosted debate for the Third District US House election to be held 07 November 2017 in Utah was initially billed as a primary debate for the three Republicans who will face off on 15 August, subsequent news coverage indicated the Democratic candidate, Dr. Kathie Allen had been invited as well.
At 5:57PM Monday 10 July 2017, the night before the debate, Americans For Prosperity confirmed in an emailed response to candidate Joseph Buchman’s request to be included in what appeared to be a general election debate that indeed both the Democratic candidate and the three Republicans running in the primary had been invited, but that time constraints would prohibit inviting any other candidates.
An evening and overnight campaign culminated in an early morning request from LNC attorney Oliver Hall to include Buchman. Buchman received an invitation to the debate at 9:45AM with a request to be present at the venue eight hours later. American Independent Party candidate Jason Christenson was likewise invited and accepted.
The 90 minute debate can be viewed as a Facebook Video
(scroll to the 12 minute mark for opening remarks; 21 minutes in for opening statements)