Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley spar in first Senate debate

By CBS Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican opponent Josh Hawley faced off in their first debate Friday afternoon. The two spent much of the debate attacking each other, with Hawley finishing several answers by calling McCaskill a “Washington liberal” out of touch with Missouri values. Both candidates emphasized their relationships with President Trump, with Hawley embracing Trump talking points on immigration and other issues, and McCaskill trying to assert her independence from both the president and the Democrats. “I’m the only candidate in this race that has a proven track record of bipartisan accomplishments,” McCaskill said. “What Missourians want is a… …read more


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