Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Talent, McCaskill agree to St. Louis debate

Sen. Jim Talent and Claire McCaskill agreed to schedule a debate between their "Meet the Press" showing and the Springfield debate. They'll go face to face Wednesday October 11 at Clayton High School in St. Louis. KSDK and KWMU will carry the debate sponsored by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.

We'll be at the Lake of the Ozarks Friday when they gather with Libertarian Frank Gilmour and Progressive Lydia Lewis to talk with the Missouri Press Association.

Below is the joint press release about the debate.

October 11th St. Louis Debate Will Be Hosted by Clayton Chamber of Commerce

(ST. LOUIS) U.S. Senator Jim Talent and U.S. Senate Candidate Claire McCaskill have accepted their fourth debate today, which will be held on October 11th at 8:00 P.M. at Clayton High School in St. Louis.

The debate will be hosted by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and will be broadcast live on local television by KSDK Channel 5 (NBC) and also on radio by KWMU 90.7 FM.

“I am looking forward to discussing my record of working to expand health care access for the uninsured, keeping methamphetamine out of our neighborhoods and helping fight diseases like breast cancer and sickle cell,” said Senator Talent. “Elections are about choices and the debates are another opportunity to discuss these issues and differences.”

“I’m pleased that we’ve agreed on this debate in St. Louis. I believe that it’s important for Missourians throughout the state to know where we stand on the issues and each debate gives us that opportunity. I look forward to showing voters that they have a clear choice to make in this race and that I’ll be a Senator on their side,” McCaskill said.

The two candidates will also debate on September 15th at Lake Ozark for the Missouri Press Association’s Candidate’s Forum, on October 8th in Washington, D.C. on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, and on October 16th in Springfield for a debate hosted by KYTV Channel 3 (NBC), Ozarks Public Television, KSMU 91.1 FM and the Springfield News-Leader.

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