By Michael R. Wickline
Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman and his Democratic challenger, Conner Eldridge, clashed Wednesday over the presidential nominees of their political parties.
Boozman, Eldridge and Libertarian candidate Frank Gilbert debated for an hour at the Arkansas Educational Television Network on the University of Central Arkansas campus. It was the first time the three candidates in the race participated in the same debate.
Boozman of Rogers has served in the U.S. Senate since 2011 and previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001-11. Eldridge of Fayetteville was U.S. attorney for the Western District of Arkansas from 2010-15. Gilbert, a former mayor of his hometown of Tull, is school suspension manager for the Bauxite School District.
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