Democrats face off in debate over Ill. Senate seat

January 19, 2010 6:15:32 AM PST
The Democrats battling for a U.S. Senate seat are preparing for a debate in southern Illinois. Organizers say the Tuesday evening debate will include four Democrats -- Alexi Giannoulias, David Hoffman, Cheryle Jackson and Jacob Meister (MY'-ster).

The debate will include questions from the students of Southern Illinois University and will give the candidates a chance to question each other.

This may be the last debate to include four candidates. Meister has not been invited to a debate scheduled for Wednesday.

The primary election is Feb. 2.