Childers Challenging Cochran to Series of Debates

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jackson, Miss.
Democratic nominee Travis Childers says he wants a series of debates with Republican Sen. Thad Cochran before the Nov. 4 general election.

Childers, a former congressman, said Thursday that voters deserve to hear where he and Cochran stand on issues such as health care and the minimum wage.

Cochran campaign spokesman Jordan Russell says the senator will consider all scheduling requests. Cochran did not debate his Republican primary challenger.

It remains unclear when state Sen. Chris McDaniel will announce whether he will try to revive his lawsuit that sought to overturn Cochran's Republican primary victory.

McDaniel's camp had said he would announce Wednesday whether he will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to reverse a judge's dismissal of the case. He had not done so by Thursday afternoon.


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