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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Is McCaskill Pulling a Brunner?

[ Patrick Tuohey ]

Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Todd Akin are scheduled for a debate this weekend at a forum in Columbia. Their debate will include Libertarian candidate, and occasional meth user, Jonathan Dine. CBS reports,

All the candidates have agreed to participate in the debates, though McCaskill’s campaign said Monday that the U.S. Senate is session this week and she could have a conflict if votes are occurring Friday morning.

We're confident that McCaskill has missed votes due to campaign activity, but still, she has given herself that out. During the Republican primary, John Brunner called for debates and then refused to show up. At least twice he pulled out of debates he had already agreed to. Will McCaskill be as slippery?

Akin was on Jamie Allman's radio program this morning and Allman mentioned that the station has offered to host a debate on October 1 or 2 at Lindenwood University. Akin has already accepted, but apparently McCaskill hasn't yet committed. Will Akin appear solo; will the GOP have another 'empty chair' scenario?

9/19/2012 10:43:00 AM

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