First debate tonight for Barbour & Eaves

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and his Democratic challenger John Eaves will square off tonight in their first gubernatorial debate.

Although both have made dozens of campaign appearances around the state, this will be the first time they appear on stage and take questions at the same time.

The debate begins tonight at 7 pm at the Saenger Theater in Biloxi.  It's sponsored by the University of Southern Miss and the Sun Herald.