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.