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Republican Party hosts congressional debate

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One of eight candidates boldly opposed the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, at a Republican Congressional Debate Tuesday afternoon.

Captain Bob Bell made it clear he was uninterested in what the Obama administration has to offer.

Regarding Obamacare, Bell disagreed with the bill calling it “totally idiotic” and a “useless law.”

Republican Party Chairman Woody Jenkins moderated the event at the Drusilla Seafood ballroom.

Jenkins said there would be a “friendly audience” with no attacks.

The Sixth District contenders included Captain Bob Bell, Sen. Dan Claitor, Paul Dietzell II, Cassie Felder, Garret Grazes, Craig McCullouch, Dr. Trey Thomas and Rep. Lenar Whitney.

Other debate questions focused on policy issues such as the illegal alien humanitarian crisis, state tax policies, education, St. George incorporation efforts and Common Core.

Candidates also made it clear they are in favor of a smaller, more efficient government and would prefer if the government “followed the laws in the books.”

Cassie Felder believes it is the government’s job to “do things right” concerning illegal immigrants.

“We should take everyone, put them on a bus, drop them off at the white house and let the president deal with them.” Felder said.

Overall the candidates passionately agreed on the issues presented and appeared hopeful about fighting for their state and district in Congress.

The election will be held in November. 

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