McCaskill, Hawley Debate About Debates In Senate Race
Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican challenger Josh Hawley are debating about debating.
The two both called for debates shortly after easily winning their respective party primaries Tuesday. The marquee race now begins in earnest for a U.S. Senate seat that could sway party control of the now Republican-led chamber.
McCaskill wants four town-hall style debates moderated by local journalists. Hawley wants unmoderated showdowns "on the back of a flatbed truck." In a Wednesday letter to McCaskill, he wrote that he wants "no stifling rules." He's holding a Wednesday event to push the issue.
McCaskill's seat is a prime target for Republicans. Trump won Missouri by almost 19 points.
McCaskill told reporters Wednesday that she's an independent voice compared to Hawley, who has tied himself closely to Trump.