The Democratic candidates for Attorney General will hold their first official debate on the campus of Truman State University next week.
Jeff Harris, Margaret Donnelly, Chris Koster and Molly Williams are the Democratic candidates vying for the party's nomination for A.G. The Truman State Young Democrats announced Thursday it will host the candidates on April 24th in Viollete Hall at 7:30 p.m.
"Since the 2006 election Northeast Missouri has been experiencing a resurgence of Democratic politics. This region of the state will be a focal point for every statewide candidate running in 2008," said James Lang, President of the Truman State Young Democrats. "We have designed the structure of the debate so each candidate will have the opportunity to speak not only to issues affecting college students but the larger issues affecting the state as a whole."
Debi Boughton from Kirksville, a lawyer and Director of Tourism for the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce JoEllen Flanagan, a Truman State College Democrat and the always witty pop-culture reference king Jason Rosenbaum from the Columbia Tribune will round out the panel of questioners. The debate will last 90 minutes.
In other A.G. campaign news, Rep. Harris announced the endorsement of St. Louis Treasurer Larry Williams. "As a life-long Democrat, I can tell you that Jeff Harris is the real Democrat that can win in November. Jeff Harris has emerged as a true leader for our party. He proved that when he was the Democratic leader in the Missouri House -- standing up for the working families in this State in opposition to Matt Blunt and the Republican agenda. Missouri needs Jeff Harris and will be well-served by Jeff Harris when he becomes Attorney General," Williams said in a statement.