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Yesterday’s debate was not broadcast live, but I got every question and statement so without further ado here is the forum:

The rules explained:

Opening Statement Bill Gunn (R):

Key Line: “People working is not a government revenue enhancing program, it is a people revenue enhancing program”
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All three candidates graciously agreed to speak to me after the debate:

It was quite a thing to hear a democrat actually defend Obamacare and not talk about repeal, it was almost refreshing. If you’re going to vote for something; own it!

This was my first meeting with Mr. Engel, he is a good advocate for ideas that I totally disagree with

Gunn pointed out Olver has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on TV. He will be running some TV but could use about 40K to try to compete with Congressman Olver’s volume and put him over, can you help? if you can Click Here to contribute.

…at the Tea Party Forum, now what did the people who attended have to say?

We started with Charlie:

I’ve actually talked to Charlie before at the conservative forum of the commonwealth.

I then talked to Elaine and Ann but we were interrupted by the start of the forum.

When the candidates were done we went back to see what they had to say.

Elaine’s thought that both parties are the same might be echoed by Eric Erickson these days.

And a quick round up from me:

Bottom line is was a good event, the Twin City Tea Party it forces local media to at least notice Tea Party events without putting a set of horns on us, local reps were put in the position to answer voters directly and we got to see their prospective replacements function when challenged. Kudos for the Border Grille & Bar for hosting.

More please.

Yesterday we had the video of the State Senate candidates, today we have the candidates for State rep for the 37th Middlesex District at the tea party candidate forum.

Jen Benson is the Democrat in her first term:

She made the case against term limits, and she pointed to the federal mandates in what we can and can’t do, it’s a fair point.

I know this next clip is kinda short but I had to break them up.

Next up is Kurt Hayes:

As the republican he had more in common with the crowd.

Hayes and Benson were both impressive, it is interesting to see that both argued against Term Limits (I say we have term limits, they are called elections and if we don’t take advantage of them it’s our own fault. As a native of NH Benson seemed a lot more conservative than the avg democrat and that has some appeal to this crowd.

As a bonus extra here is Scott Bove candidate for Sheriff of Worcester County, he only had 5 min:

His point about experience in the system is a very good one.

Overall this was a superior exchange to the first one. Benson was making the case that you need one term to get to speed but I don’t know if that’s the right take to make (true or no). Neither candidate hurt themselves and I personally think Benson helped herself more than Hayes simply by exposing voters who would normally vote against her to her positions

Update:
That was Kurt with a K. My bad there.