In regional Decision 22 news, CNMI Governor Ralph Torres, a Republican, has repeatedly called for a debate among the spouses of the candidates running for governor and lt. Governor.

It would be a first in Commonwealth history and perhaps political history as spouses are not running for office or elected by the people. Torres’ opponents also pointed out that not all of the candidates have spouses. But what does Torres’ wife, First Lady Diann Torres have to say about her husband’s proposal?

"I am always ready for anything. But you know we want to first prioritize the candidates as the public would like to hear from them, but of course, ready for anything," she said.

The first debate among the gubernatorial candidates is set for September 29 and is hosted by the Saipan Chamber of Commerce.