Debate season is getting underway for Colorado Republicans who are challenging Democrats for key seats with the first GOP primary Senate debate slated for next week in Lakewood.

Voters will get the opportunity to hear major contenders for the first time to take on Michael Bennet, including Eli Bremer, Gino Campana, Deborah Flora, Ron Hanks, Juli Henry, Joe O’Dea, and Peter Yu. 

 Sponsored by the Foothills Republicans, the debate begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Denver West building 7 on the 4th Floor. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

Just days later on Jan. 15, the Sunrise Republican Women of Monument will hold their candidate forum from 9 a.m. until noon at Palmer Ridge High School. The club has not yet announced the candidates who will be attending. Admission is free. 

Senate and gubernatorial primary candidates will combine for a Jan. 24 debate sponsored by Stand for the Constitution in Grand Junction at the convention center.

Seating is limited to 40 attendees and the cost is a bit high, with ticket prices ranging from $30 to $40. That includes a cash bar and light snacks.

 The group has not announced which candidates have committed to attending. 

The first big dance is set for Jan. 25, when the Colorado Republican Party hosts the U.S. Senate primary debate. CBS Denver will livestream the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood.

The Republican Women of Weld are hosting a Senate candidate forum on Feb. 3 at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center. Those tickets will cost $30 and include a buffet dinner. 

This federated Republican women’s club is also hosting a gubernatorial candidate forum this Thursday, but tickets are already sold out.