HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - We have received requests from some of our viewers calling for debates between the candidates in both the U.S. Senate and 4th Congressional race. TV stations around Mississippi requested debates between the candidates in both races. But at this time there are no debates scheduled. In the Cochran-McDaniel race for U.S. Senate, Chris McDaniel agreed to a debate while Senator Thad Cochran did not, saying that he did not know what there was to debate. In the congressional race between Gene Taylor and incumbent Steven Palazzo, it was Palazzo who is choosing not to debate. He has said, and I quote, "I will not debate a lifelong Democrat". So the people of Mississippi will not see any of these candidates in a debate before the June primaries. It is a shame that with real issues on the table we will not have a forum to see where each candidate stands.