U.S. Senate, Missouri auditor candidates debate Friday

Friday, October 15, 2010 | 7:25 a.m. CDT; updated 9:45 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 15, 2010

LAKE OZARK— Candidates for Missouri's top political races are gathering for debates at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Missouri's U.S. Senate and state auditor candidates are to square off in two separate debates Friday hosted by the Missouri Press Association.

The Senate debate will be the second in two days for Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan. They will be joined by Senate candidates Jonathan Dine of the Libertarian Party and Jerry Beck of the Constitution Party.

The auditor's debate will feature Democratic incumbent Susan Montee and Republican challenger Tom Schweich, as well as candidates from the other parties.