PROVO, Utah (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and his Democratic challenger, Scott Howell, clashed over partisanship in their only televised debate.
Hatch and Howell squared off at Brigham Young University on Wednesday. The debate is scheduled to be broadcast Wednesday evening.
Howell labeled himself a conservative Democrat, saying it's unfair to paint the party with a broad brush. Hatch countered that Democrats represent the liberal party and that they stick together once elected.
The Deseret News reports that they also disagreed on President Barack Obama's health care law. Howell said he wants to improve it rather than kill it, while Hatch called it an "atrocious" act that needs to be repealed and replaced.
Information from: Deseret News
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