Illinois 12th Congressional District candidates spar in Carbondale debate
One of the most competitive congressional races in the country is Illinois’ 12th Congressional District. The district includes a significant portion of the metro-east including all of St. Clair, Monroe and Madison counties as well as part of Madison County.
Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, is running for re-election against St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly, D-Swansea, and Randy Auxier, SIU-Carbondale professor and Green Party candidate.
The three candidates met this week for a 90-minute debate sponsored by WSIU, the Belleville News-Democrat and the Southern Illinoisan.
Friday’s St. Louis on the Air included excepts of the debate.
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