Kari Lake was ejected from an Arizona town hall meeting before Hobbs took the stage.

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Democrat Katie Hobbs won't debate her opponent in Arizona's race for governor, but Kari Lake tried to make it happen at a candidate town hall. Organizers say she disrupted the event.

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As per the rules that were agreed upon for the pre-recorded event, the candidates were not supposed to appear on stage at the same time and Hobbs was supposed to go first.

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But a problem arose before Hobbs even took the stage: Lake was sitting in the front row, in a direct line of sight at where her opponent would sit.

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As a crowd of more than 200 watched, organizers said Lake was supposed to be in a hold room under the rules. They refused to provide a copy of the rules to NBC News.

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Lake protested the rule, saying that she was unaware of it and that Hobbs should come out and debate her. Hobbs didn’t respond to her request.

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After a few minutes, Lake complied and left her campaign surrogate, Mexican telenovela star Eduardo Verástegui, behind.

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