Walorski and Mullen face off in congressional debate

Indiana voters had the chance to hear from Second District candidates at Tuesday night's congressional debate.

Democrat Brendan Mullen and Republican Jackie Walorski discussed their stances on key issues during a televised debate on SBT2 and WSBT Radio.

The standout debate topic of the evening was health care.

Brendan Mullen supported some parts of the health care law, “there are some good pieces in this legislation, 17.6 million kids covered that weren’t covered. There’s some very good, some very bad, let’s keep the good, remove the bad.”

While Republican candidate Jackie Walorski came out against the President’s health care law, “this Obamacare will cost 6 million Americans tax increases. I am voting for the full repeal of Obamacare, there is no maybe button.”

Mullen and Walorski also discussed their ad campaigns, balancing the budget, and social security.

Libertarian candidate Joe Ruiz was not invited to the debate. The network says at the time invitations were sent Ruiz had not released any materials to show he was "actively" campaigning.

Ruiz's campaign released this statement in response:

"At the end of the day it was a huge disservice to voters. Most real people believe in fairness.
People should get a chance to hear all three voices together at an event like this."

Ruiz did get his voice into the debate though, answering all of the questions posed to Mullen and Walorski on his Facebook page.


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