As Election Draws Nearer, Candidates Face-off

As Election Draws Nearer, Candidates Face-off

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There are two weeks before the crucial primary.

A field stacked with republicans looking to succeed congress Jo Bonner in Alabama’s first congressional district.

It’s crunch time and time to woo voters. Some listened in at candidate forum Tuesday night sponsored by political organizations throughout the county.

News 5’s Peter Albrecht moderated the event. For each of the candidates the next two weeks will be about convincing voters they’re different from the pack.

“It is my experience and my track record in taking over the corrupt part of government fix it and cut money out of it a keep essential services going which is what we are going to have to do at the federal level,” said Bradley Byrne.

“I am fair I am conservative and I have common sense which is what I think we are lacking in Washington right now,” said Jessica James.

“I am going to stand up and fight for what we believe in South Alabama we are working harder than everybody else and we are going to fight harder than everybody else in the campaign and we are going to work harder than everybody else in Washington,” said Wells Griffith.

“I say that we need statesmanship in Washington rather than politics as usual. We need people that will work across the aisle who will represent our values up there and go up there with a cooperative spirit,” said Daniel Dyas.

“I’m for honesty, integrity and representing all people,” said David Thornton.

“We need job training. Our district is 9.1 percent unemployment and we cannot do it without job training and jobs,” said Sharon Powe.

“We are at a point in our nation where if we don't turn back to the godly principals that made our nation great we are going to lose our nation as we know it and it is important that the people know that we have a clear choice,” said Dean Young.

“It is about restoring our South Alabama conservative values that is what the people want to know. The people want someone that represents their beliefs and with Christian conservative values and that is what we plan to take to Washington,” said Chad Fincher.

“What I wanted to do is get across the fact that I got the most experience and more results for conservative public policy than anybody does and I think I got that across,” said Quin Hilyer.

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