Missouri Republicans to debate in U.S. Senate race

Friday, July 6, 2012 | 10:50 a.m. CDT; updated 2:29 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 6, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Missouri's leading Republican Senate candidates will be facing off in a debate.

Former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, Congressman Todd Akin and businessman John Brunner are to meet at 7 p.m. Friday in St. Louis for a debate being hosted by television station KMOV.

The debate comes one month before the Aug. 7 primary that will determine which Republican will face Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

McCaskill has no opposition in the Democratic primary.

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