Gov. Pete Ricketts, the incumbent Republican, announced last week that he would participate in three joint appearances with his opponent. But State Sen. Bob Krist, his Democratic challenger, fired back Thursday with a call for five debates between the two candidates, with statewide media coverage.

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party email accounts and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, according to an indictment announced three days before President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.