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September 22, 2008

"Meet the Press" hosting Udall-Schaffer debate

NBC’s “Meet the Press” has long been a forum for candidates in leading Senate races to debate before a national audience.

Even with the red-hot presidential race looming large, there’s no difference this fall. Tom Brokaw will moderate the show’s first Senate face-off this Sunday, between Colorado rivals Democrat Mark Udall and Republican Bob Schaffer.

And this should put to rest the Schaffer campaign's concerns, publicly aired recently, that Udall was unwilling to debate. Last week, Schaffer campaign manager Dick Wadhams had told the Rocky Mountain News that “Meet the Press” had “pretty well given up" getting Udall on the show.