Attack ads fly in tight U.S. Senate race
By David Welna, NPR
St. Louis, MO – Missouri is one of three states where the Republican National Committee has decided to focus spending and build what GOP officials hope will be a firewall against a Democratic takeover in the Senate.
Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) and his Democratic challenger, State Auditor Claire McCaskill, faced off in Springfield Monday night for their fourth of five scheduled debates. The fiercely contested race is one of the tightest in the country and could determine which party controls the Senate next year.
NPRs David Welna prepared this report for Monday's All Things Considered. To hear the report, click here. Issues in Missouri
NPRs Melissa Block prepared a report about what women voters are looking for in a candidate. She visited Pevely, Mo.
To hear the report, click here.