BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ North Dakota's Democratic candidate for governor says he'd like at least seven debates this fall.
Democratic state Sen. Ryan Taylor is running against Republican Jack Dalrymple.
It is Dalrymple's first race for governor after he served as lieutenant governor for a decade. Dalrymple has been governor since December 2010.
Taylor says when he ran for his state Senate seat in rural north-central North Dakota, he and his Republican foe had seven debates throughout the district.
At a news conference Monday, Taylor said the governor's race deserves at least seven public debates. Recent North Dakota governor campaigns have had two or three debates.
Dalrymple says he's expecting to have several debates. He says the number and location will depend on how the two candidates' schedules work out.