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Columbia Missourian

Blunt, Carnahan to meet in first Missouri U.S. Senate debate

By The Associated Press
October 14, 2010 | 12:23 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY— Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan are preparing for the first of two debates in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

Carnahan and Blunt were set to debate Thursday at the studio of Kansas City Public Television. Although the debate will occur in the morning, it is scheduled to air on TV at 7 p.m. Thursday. Columbia residents can watch the debate Thursday night on KMOS.

On Friday, they are to debate again at a Missouri Press Association event at the Lake of the Ozarks. The second debate also will include Senate candidates from the Libertarian and Constitution parties. will provide live streaming of the Friday forum, which will be moderated by David Lieb of the Associated Press.

The candidates are competing to replace retiring Republican Sen. Kit Bond. The election is Nov. 2.