LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has been itching for a debate against Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman so much that the symbol of his campaign is a red flatbed truck that the former federal prosecutor says he's willing to use as an improvised debate stage, including two lecterns, anywhere in Arkansas.

Eldridge will get his chance this week in the only televised debate in this low-key, little-watched contest, but he faces a high hurdle to make any impact. The debate takes place Wednesday night at 7 pm on AETN.

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