"I have no issues personally. But I tell you what I do have issues...is the bad votes, the bad policies and the bad directions that they have did in their respective times while they were serving either in the congress or the state legislature."
Sarah Steelman says fellow candidate Brunner used junk bonds and other financing to keep his business afloat. She says she has successful experience as a state senator and State Treasurer.
"He's attacking me, when here
Candidate Todd Akin says Brunner is running a negative campaign.
"And my belief is that you have a guy that's memorized political talking points, he's run them on ads all this time, and it's not really working. He's afraid he's going to lose, and so he's going to come try and push other people down."
Steelman, Brunner and Akin square off in the August primary to win the right to try and unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.
Republicans participated in a debate in