Republican supporters, officeholders and candidates throughout Missouri will gather tonight to hold presidential debate watch parties in several cities, including Cape Girardeau.
State Rep. Wayne Wallingford, an unopposed candidate for the 27th Senate district, and Kathy Swan, an unopposed candidate for the 147th House district, will appear at the local event, set to start at 7:30 p.m. at 616 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. A news release sent by the the Missouri Republican Party Tuesday announced plans for the events.
No known watch parties for Democrats are scheduled in Cape Girardeau, but a Sikeston, Mo., family is planning to hold one in their home, according to the events listing on Obama's Missouri campaign website. Supporters can create their own event listings to be posted to the site.
The first of three debates between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney will be aired live from Denver on major networks tonight at 8 p.m.