Name calling erupted Monday in the first of a series of debates between the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate from Missouri.
Pervaiz Shallwani has the story from Jefferson City:
Republican Senator Kit Bond and Democratic challenger Jay Nixon spent an hour debating on the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri.
At one point, Bond took a shot at Nixon calling the a health-care bill Nixon endorsed the Kennedy/Nixon bill -- in reference to Senator Ted Kennedy.
It prompted an angry reaction from Nixon:
Nixon and Bond have some half-dozen debates scheduled in their campaign for the U-S Senate.
Pervaiz Shallwani at the State Capital.
Term limits emerged as one of the major issues in the first debate between Missouri's two leading candidates for the U-S Senate. Pervais Shallwani has the story from Jefferson City:
Democratic challenger Jay Nixon called incumbent senator Kit Bond hypocritical for seeking a third term to the Senate when Bond had voted for a two-term limit for U-S Senators.
In their Columbia-campus debate, Bond responded:
Nixon told onlookers that he only plans to run for only two terms.
Pervaiz Shallwani at the State Capital