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Clay-Carnahan Debate Airs Monday on KMOX

Both men are seeking to become the Democratic Party's candidate for 1st District U.S. Representative.

The first live debate between Democratic candidates Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay will air Monday on KMOX 1120 AM, a news release from the radio station states. The two are opponents in the Aug. 7 primary for 1st District U.S. Representative.

“This race has turned contentious and the public needs to hear some straight answers," stated radio personality Charlie Brennan, who will moderate the event from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of The Charlie Brennan Show. Brennan is a Clayton resident.

The candidates will get one minute to answer each question posed to them. If one candidate mentions his opponent during an answer, his opponent will get 30 seconds to respond.

Carnahan will appear today at a League of Women Voters forum. The forum will be held at 3 p.m. at the Heart of St. Louis Adult Health Center, 2200 Washington Ave., St. Louis.

Clay and Carnahan also were invited to participate in a televised debate hosted by the St. Louis Beacon, Nine Network of Public Media, St. Louis Public Radio and the City Democrats. Rep. Clay has not agreed to the televised debate. 

Louis Leffingwell July 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Regardless of who wins this election we all loose! The only thing worse than a politician is the son of a politician who's only accomplishment in life is having the same last name as his father. We deserve this mess we're in!
Mark S. Krasnoff July 29, 2012 at 03:31 AM
I think John Quincy Adams was ok in his own right, though I would agree that George W. Bush and Mitt Romney leave a lot to be desired in comparison with their fathers. What is worse than a politician is a dictator who is not accountable to anyone. I do agree that we should judge each individual's accomplishments separately. Have you really researched these men's lives adequately to declare them both zeros for life except for their last names?
Louis Leffingwell July 29, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Lets look at Russ Carnahan first. When he was serving in congress his brother Tom Carnahan's company Wind Capital Group recieved a $110 million grant, not a loan; a GRANT from the Department of Energy. Tom promptly paid himself a nice bonus purchased a $2 million mansion on Lindell and put a $1 million addition on it. During the World Series last year President Obama came to town and the Carnahan bunch held a $50,000 fund per slice pizza party the mansion on Lindell to help re-elect Obama. About 100 people, mostly leaches from the Wind Capital dealings shelled out the cash. This was nothing less than blantant graph and corruption. Basically the Carnahans looted the tax the payers. If you or I would try this we would be serving time in prison.
Louis Leffingwell July 29, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Lacy Clay left his wife of 17 years to have a shameful divorce which alienated his children. Besides being a womanizing scum bag Lacy Clay grew up in Maryland and only moved back to the St. Louis area to fill a vacant Missouri senate seat that his father arranged for him to win when he was only 27 years old. Do you think you could get elected to anything when you were 27? Besides being in the pocket of the sleazy rent to own business Lacy vote record has made him the most liberal member of congress. And by the way while he was lining his pocket with kickbacks, carrying on extra marital affairs and ignoring his children the per capita income of his district dropped to one of the lowest in the country.
Louis Leffingwell July 29, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Could the best thing that could happen for our community and the country is to have these two sleazy characters challenge each other to a pistol dual and hope that they both fire and hit their intended targets at the same time? The reality is that both Clay and Carnahan have been corrupted by their congressional positions. Both feel that they are entitled the spoils of the graft that they are a part of. No matter who prevails in this contest - we all loose!

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