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BREAKING 11pm 7-22-08 B.C. Holds Fourth Cong. Dist Republican Candidate Forum Tues Night
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2008 7:29am

BOSSIER CITY, LA (By: Tom Pace, Executive Editor, Talk of the Town) BREAKING STATE POLITICS 11pm 7-22-08  They were all there: a Doctor, a Lawyer, uh-oh, no Indian Chief – better make that a Businessman. 

The three Republican candidates for Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District: Dr. John Fleming; Jeff Thompson; and Chris Gorman,  were the featured guests of the Bossier Republican Women’s Candidate Forum.  [Click here to listen to the Candidates’ Answers, as recorded by Tom Pace from “The Talk of the Town.” ]

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Editor and publisher, Lou Burnett moderated the forum that was held in the History Center of the Bossier Parish Library on Beckett Street. About a hundred persons were in the audience made up of voters, candidate supporters, campaign organizers, and local officials.

The question and answer session on Tuesday night, July 22nd, lasted a little more than an hour, with each Republican candidate having an opportunity to also make an opening and closing statement. 

                   

Gorman, Fleming and Thomson are all seeking the 4th Congressional District seat being vacated by retiring Congressman Jim McCrery.  The questions asked were all submitted by members of the Bossier Republican Women organization.

 

The questions ranged from “What would you do to get the U.S. through the energy crisis?” and “Do you support a Fair Tax Plan?” to specifically “How would you secure the borders against illegal immigration?” and “How would make sure that Social Security is preserved for U.S. citizens who have contributed to it?”

 

The candidates also fielded questions about the recent mortgage crisis and bailing out the lenders, as well as releasing information about their campaign financing.

 

It was a lively hour, and it seemed everyone went away feeling they knew a little bit more about: The Doctor, The Lawyer, and The Businessman.

 


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