CROWD TURNS OUT FOR N. CONWAY DEBATE

by Gair on October 19, 2012

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE TURNED OUT THURSDAY MORNING IN NORTH CONWAY TO HEAR INCUMBENT U.S. REP. REPUBLICAN FRANK GUINTA OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S FIRST DISTRICT DEBATE HIS DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT, FORMER U.S. REP. CAROL SHEA-PORTER.

THE DEBATE WAS HELD AT THE NORTH CONWAY GRAND HOTEL AND HOSTED BY THE MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY ECONOMIC COUNCIL.

THE CANDIDATES DISCUSSED THEIR VIEWS ON HEALTH CARE, BALANCING THE BUDGET, CREATING JOBS, FOREIGN POLICY, THE INFLUENCE OF BIG MONEY ON POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS – AND ON THE FEW OCCASIONS WHEN THEY HAVE BROKEN WITH THEIR PARTY LEADERSHIP TO DRIVE LEGISLATION THEY FELT WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS.

GUINTA CITED HIS SUPPORT FOR MORE ASSISTANCE FOR LOW INCOME RESIDENTS TO GET HEATING OIL, HIS OPPOSITION TO HIS PARTY’S POLICY ON LIBYA AND HIS WORK WITH U.S. REP. BARNEY FRANK OF MASSACHUSETTS ON FISHERY ISSUES.

SHEA-PORTER CITED HER OPPOSITION TO THE THE REBUILDING EFFORT ION AFGHANISTAN – AND EXTENDING THE BUSH TAX CATS FOR THE WEALTHY.

BOTH CANDIDATES ARE SCHEDULED TO DEBATE AT LEAST ONE MORE TIME IN A TELEVISED DEBATE LATER IN OCTOBER.

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