Hulshof, Steelman and Nixon spar in first gubernatorial debate

Friday, June 13, 2008 | 6:45 p.m. CDT; updated 2:10 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 23, 2008

LAKE OZARK — Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof defended his fiscal conservative credentials Friday as rival Treasurer Sarah Steelman asserted her opponent lacks the courage to be governor because he did not stop special-interest spending in Congress.