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Sen. McConnell challenges Amy McGrath to debate ahead of November election

Posted at 10:25 AM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 10:53:25-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Amy McGrath, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, to a "Lincoln-Douglas-style" debate ahead of the November election.

In a letter to McGrath, McConnell suggested the debate be held with "no notes at the table, no props, and no audience."

The Senator said the debate would be socially-distanced with a time-keeping moderator.

McConnell stressed the importance of holding a debate with a statewide reach between the two candidates, and laid out a framework under which the debate can take place.

"This would be a debate just between the two of us," McConnell's letter read. "Kentuckians deserve clear answers from each of us on the issues that matter most, and this is the best format to deliver those answers."