LIVE BLOG: McCaskill-Hawley debate

3 months 1 day 9 hours ago Thursday, October 18 2018 Oct 18, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:43:00 PM CDT October 18, 2018 in News
By: Monica Madden and Veronica Mohesky, KOMU 8 Digital Producers and Annie Hammock, KOMU Interactive Director
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ST. LOUIS - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican opponent, Josh Hawley, are hoping for a debate win tonight to shift the meter clearly in their direction. The debate is live streaming on KOMU.com.

Polls compiled buy FiveThirtyEight shows everything from a dead heat to Hawley leading by three points. Real Clear Politics' average of polls puts the difference between the two at just half a percent.

The question is whether the statements made at the debate will sway undecided voters or prompt anyone to switch sides.

This live blog will provide the candidates' responses in sections divided by the questions asked. It will aggregate those sections in reverse chronological order, with the newest on top. Be sure to tweet your reaction to @KOMUnews.

CLOSING STATEMENTS

"WILL YOU SUPPORT THE BORDER WALL?"

ON INCREASING THE MINIMUM WAGE

QUESTION REGARDING HAWLEY'S SUPPORT, AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, OF A LAWSUIT TO END THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. AT ISSUE: WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS

REACTING TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S TARIFFS ON CHINA AND THEIR EFFECT ON MISSOURI FARMERS

TALKING ABOUT GUN CONTROL

A HEATED EXCHANGE

QUESTION ABOUT JAMAL KHASHOGGI, A JOURNALIST WHO DISAPPEARED AFTER GOING TO THE SAUDI CONSULATE IN TURKEY.

CANDIDATES ARE QUESTIONED ON THE BUDGET DEFICIT, ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS

GETTING READY

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