Congressional District 4 Republican primary debate hosted by The Missouri Times

The Missouri congressional district 4 debate held on Thursday, July 14 at the University of Central Missouri was a major success, with all the candidates attending. This is the first debate that has not yet been postponed or ignored by candidates and set the bar high for future events.

The debate was a must-needed platform for CD 4, as its seat is being left vacant by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler who is making a bid for U.S. Senate. CD 4 covers a large swath of the central and western portions of Missouri.

The four candidates in attendance were: Sen. Rick Brattin, television journalist Mark Alford, cattle farmer Kalena Bruce, and U.S. Navy lieutenant commander Taylor Burks. Each candidate performed well during the debate, making their case to voters why they should represent the district in Washington, D.C.

The debate was hosted by The Missouri Times and moderated by KWOS conservative radio host Austin Petersen, The Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn, and KMBC-Kansas City political reporter Micheal Mahoney.

The next airing of the debate will be Sunday, July 17 at 11:30 a.m. on Kansas City’s PBS station and at 5 p.m. on KMOS 6.3.

The debate can also be viewed here or on our YouTube channel.