AG Schmitt Skips Low Rent Debate In Favor Of Televised Contest

The prog blogs made a big deal of this one today but these luncheon chats are mostly geared toward elites and a bigger stage isn't a bad deal.

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(AG) Schmitt’s campaign did not directly address why he skipped the MPA debate, but said he agreed to a debate next month that would air statewide on TV stations owned by Nexstar Media Group, but Valentine has not.

“Missourians deserve a televised, statewide, prime-time debate with the two major candidates on the same stage,” Rich Chrismer, a spokesperson for Schmitt, said in a statement.

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GOP candidate Schmitt a no-show at Senate debate in Missouri

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) - Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Trudy Busch Valentine called for compassion for immigrants, criticized the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and pressed the need to address climate change during a candidate forum before a gathering of journalists on Friday - one notable for the absence of the race's clear frontrunner.