MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — The major party U.S. Senate candidates in New Jersey
will be asked to tackle the issues in their first debate of the campaign.
Democratic incumbent Robert Menendez and Republican
challenger Joe Kyrillos (kih-RIHL'-lohs) are scheduled to appear together
Thursday night at Montclair State University.
The race has not gotten much attention so far in a state that has not elected
a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 40 years.
Kyrillos is hoping for a boost from Gov. Chris Christie.
Christie says Kyrillos is perhaps his best friend in Trenton and says he will
appear at four campaign stops with him before the Nov. 6 election.