Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidates to debate on TV

11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago June 06, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 Monday, June 06 2016 Monday, June 06, 2016 10:56:21 AM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The four Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for Missouri governor are set to face off in a debate on Monday that will be broadcast in the state's two largest cities as the run-up to the August primary intensifies.

The debate will feature retired businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, former U.S. attorney and Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

The debate is being hosted by St. Louis television station KTVI, and co-sponsored by WDAF-TV in Kansas City and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The candidates are competing to try to succeed Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who is barred from running again because of term limits. The primary is on Aug. 2.

Attorney General Chris Koster is the front-runner in a four-way Democratic primary.

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