Haussaman’s Pearce vs. Kissling debate recap

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If, like me, you were unable to attend the only debate in the 2nd Congressional District race, Heath Haussaman’s got you covered:

With the exception of the heckling, the forum was predictable. This isn’t a race with two moderates – Pearce is a conservative Republican and Kissling is a liberal Democrat. Pearce defended his record in Congress and Kissling attacked it. The differences between the two candidates were obvious. Both were well-prepared and it showed.

Pearce ducked a question on global warming by talking instead about lessening our dependence on foreign oil, and neither candidate really answered a question about how to get more young people involved in the political process.

It’s unfortunate that Pearce would only agree to one mid-afternoon forum in a mid-size auditorium. KRWG is broadcasting the forum on the radio (90.7-FM in Las Cruces) at 7 p.m. tonight, and may broadcast it on television later in the week, but there should be several forums, and they should be in the evening or on weekends so more people can attend.

That’s from this post, which contains a general blow-by-blow, while Heath’s second post offers more detailed analysis and more coverage of specific issues. Or, start at the top and work your way down.

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