Durbin, Sauerberg set to square off in debate

October 6, 2008 8:32:17 AM PDT
Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger, Dr. Steve Sauerberg, are squaring off in their first debate.The two are scheduled to appear on WTTW-TV's "Chicago Tonight" program. The debate is a segment of the one-hour show that starts at 7 p.m.

Sauerberg is a physician from the Chicago suburbs, and he faces an uphill battle to try to unseat Durbin, who is the Senate's second-highest ranking Democrat.

Later this week, Durbin and Sauerberg will meet in another debate. They're scheduled to take part in a radio debate Thursday at Knox College in Galesburg sponsored by the Illinois Radio Network.