Blunt, Carnahan to meet today in first debate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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.

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.

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

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