Senate Debate Features Only One Candidate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Bruce
Lunsford had the stage to himself Monday night on statewide public
television. But Republicans tried to shift the spotlight onto
claims that his campaign tampered with a GOP recorder after a
recent debate with incumbent Mitch McConnell.

With the campaign in the home stretch toward Election Day,
Lunsford made his case to voters on Kentucky Educational Television
at an event that McConnell skipped. Instead, the four-term
Republican wrapped up a swing through parts of western Kentucky.

Lunsford says McConnell should have taken part in the debate
"out of courtesy to Kentuckians."

McConnell has said that he and his Democratic challenger met in
three debates - the same number as presidential hopefuls John
McCain and Barack Obama.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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