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Battle For A Senate Seat In A Swing District

Arthur and Corlew
Brian Ellison
KCUR 89.3
Rep. Lauren Arthur (left) and Rep. Kevin Corlew participated in a candidate forum at Eastgate Middle School in Kansas City on May 10.

Missouri Reps. Lauren Arthur and Kevin Corlew are fighting over an exceedingly rare prize in Missouri politics: an open Senate seat in a district that doesn't have a clear partisan leaning. Whether voters choose the Democratic Arthur or the Republican Corlew in a June 5 special election could speak volumes about the mood of the electorate at a turbulent time.

Host Brian Ellison moderated a candidate forum on May 10, co-sponsored by KCUR and the League of Women Voters. This episode provides highlights; to hear the entire unedited forum: https://soundcloud.com/kcur-org/missouri-senate-district-17-candidate-forum-statehouse-blend-missouri.

Music used in this episode: Warming Evening by Nameless Dancers; The Silver Hatch by Blue Dot Sessions and Sad Marimba Planet by Lee Rosevere

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