More on the surprisingly tight Koster-Larsen race in this week's Stranger, but for now here's tonight's unusual statement from KCTS-9:

KCTS 9 Statement Regarding Canceled 2nd Congressional District Debate

The debate between Representative Rick Larsen and challenger John Koster scheduled to air live on KCTS 9 on Thursday, October 21, has been canceled. Representatives from the Koster for Congress campaign informed KCTS 9 that their candidate would no longer participate without changes to the panel.

We regret that voters in Washington’s 2nd Congressional District will not have this opportunity to hear from the candidates with less than two weeks to go before the November 2 general election.

KCTS 9 will air substitute coverage of the 2nd District contest on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit