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Cravaack & Nolan Had Debate In Cambridge Tuesday

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 7:35 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democratic challenger Rick Nolan debated Tuesday over the best ways to create jobs and provide health care as one of the nation’s costliest House races nears the homestretch.

The Associated Press reports that in their third debate in Minnesota’s 8th District, Cravaack and Nolan squared off for an hour before an overflow crowd at Anoka Ramsey Community College.

Nolan said President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus bill could have been better but that it worked.

The AP also reported that Cravaack said the bill was not worth what it added to the national debt, which he repeatedly said could leave future U.S. generations “indentured servants” to countries such as China.

Cravaack and Nolan also differed on whether to repeal Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, reported Minnesota Public Radio which carried the debate.

Cravaack, who is seeking his second House term, said he would repeal the health care law.

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