Things get testy during St. Louis mayoral debate

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 6:41 PM

(KMOV) -- The three candidates vying to be the next mayor of St. Louis squared off in a debate at the KWMU studios on Monday.

Incumbent Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed and former alderman Jimmie Matthews took questions ranging from crime to education to what to do about the Rams and a possible new football stadium.

They seized on the opportunity to take swipes at each other.  

“Mr. Reed has been in city government for a number of years,” said Slay. “He has stood with me on virtually every issue.And the things that he’s raising now, on every category, this is the first time I’ve heard his position on these things.”

And Reed wasn’t afraid to swing back.

“He mentioned his support for public schools today. And we know that you know there is no support for public schools coming out of this administration, that impacts us all,” Reed said at one point.

Matthews’ main theme was that it was time for a change in the administration to get things done.

 

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