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Jason Kander challenges Roy Blunt to series of debates

Kander (left), Blunt
Kander (left), Blunt

Jason Kander, the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee from Missouri, on Wednesday challenged his Republican rival to a series of 10 televised debates.

Those encounters would be in each of the state’s major media markets, including Kansas City.

Kander is facing Republican incumbent Roy Blunt in November.

“Missouri voters have already seen - and will likely continue to see - dark money groups spending millions of dollars in advertising on TV,” Kander wrote in a letter to his opponent. “Missourians deserve to hear from us directly on the issues that matter, and hopefully one of those issues will be ending unlimited dark money spending.”

Kander said he opes that the campaign can “rise above the fray: and that he and Blunt can have “a respectful and rigorous exchange of ideas that the people of Missouri can be proud of.”

He said his campaign would be in touch with Blunt’s campaign soon to begin negotiations.

No response yet from the Blunt camp.