Mo. Senate candidates to debate in St. Louis area

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 ~ Updated 5:07 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri's U.S. Senate candidates are to meet in the St. Louis area for a debate.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger, congressman Todd Akin, have agreed to debate the evening of Oct. 18 at Clayton High School.

The debate is being sponsored by the Clayton Chamber of Commerce and hosted by television station KSDK, public radio station KWMU and the St. Louis Business Journal.

McCaskill and Akin also are to participate in a debate Friday in Columbia sponsored by the Missouri Press Association.

Details are still being negotiated for other potential debates in Kansas City and Springfield.

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