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Congressional Candidates Debate

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2010

While you’re being asked to pick between Democrat Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson and Republican challenger Adam Kinzinger, after hearing the two debate, you may think its more like George W. Bush against Nancy Pelosi.

Halvorson tied Kinzinger into supporting the same policies of President Bush, saying those policies drove the economy into a ditch.  She also believes Kinzinger supports Bush tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires, saying Kinzinger in essence supports rich people like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.

Kinzinger meanwhile hammered home that Halvorson has voted with the Speaker of the House Pelosi 93 percent of the time.  He ripped on Halvorson’s support of the health care bill saying she and others in Congress should have instead spent last year getting people back to work.  Kinzinger also fired away at Halvorson supporting cap n’ trade legislation that he thinks encourages manufacturers to go overseas.

Two also sparred over representation, as Kinzinger pointed out he held over a dozen town hall meetings while Halvorson chose to have phone conferences instead.  Halvorson says she found many ways to communicate with voters and said people wanting her to have health care forums were just “looking for a Youtube moment” with a thousand people shouting.

Two debated today on WCMY Radio in Ottawa.

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