Missouri U.S. Senate front-runners already debating debates

Thursday, July 22, 2010 | 6:29 p.m. CDT; updated 7:34 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 22, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Democratic and Republican front-runners for the U.S. Senate already are talking about debates — even before the primary elections.

Missouri's primaries are Aug. 3.

Today, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, challenged the winners of the Republican, Libertarian and Constitution party primaries to three general election debates.

The leading Republican candidate, Congressman Roy Blunt, challenged Carnahan in February 2009 to three televised forums. A Carnahan spokesman said at the time that Blunt should first worry about his own primary.

A Blunt spokesman said Thursday that he wants more than just three debates against Carnahan.


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Dawn Clabaugh July 31, 2010 | 12:56 p.m.

I agree with the Veteran's commercial that has been running against Roy Blunt. We do not need another oily politician, with BP interests more important that the average USA citizen!

Furthermore, When Congressman BLUNT voted last week AGAINST giving our "9/11 First Responders" free medical care, that sealed the deal for me to campaign against the party of NO.

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