Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics & Government

Trump And Taxes Could Figure Into Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Debate

mcgintytoomey.jpg
via WITF
/

 

The first debate is set of a hotly contested Pennsylvania U.S. Senate race that could decide whether the GOP hangs onto its Senate majority.

Republican incumbent Pat Toomey will square off against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty today.

The hour-long debate will be taped at 1 p.m. at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh and broadcast at 7 p.m.

It will be made available to stations in other media markets across the state.

Differences over national security, tax policy, gun rights, abortion and immigration are prominent issues in the race.

The first-term Toomey is among the Senate's most endangered Republicans, running for re-election in a state where registered Democrats hold a four-to-three advantage over Republicans.

The pair is scheduled to take part in a second and final debate Oct. 24 in Philadelphia. The election is Nov. 8.