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Kaptur, Wurzelbacher face off in Congressional debate
9th District candidates spar on fracking, bailouts, abortion
by WKSU's JASEN SOKOL
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Candidates in the 9th Congressional District race – Incumbent Demoract Marcy Kaptur and Republican challenger “Joe the Plumber” Sam Wurzelbacher have faced off in their only debate…and showed differences on a wide variety of issues.

The new district creates a sliver that follows Lake Erie from Cleveland to Toledo. Kaptur on Friday highlighted her support of the auto bailout and its impact on Toledo-area auto plants.

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“All you have to do is drive over to General Motors’ transmission plant,” she said. “If you go to the Chrysler/Jeep plant, you will see that all former hires have been brought back on and in fact they’re hiring off the street.”

Wurzelbacher attacked President Obama’s health care law, saying he would work to repeal it. The Republican challenger also touched on Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comment that pregnancy in cases of rape is “something that God intended”

“Rape is a terrible crime,” he said. “And quite frankly, I think of Charlie Daniels’ guys I’d like to take out to a swamp, tie them to a stump and leave them there. That being said now, does that child deserve to die for the father’s sin?”

Kaptur said the government should stay out of abortion decisions. The two also differed on drilling for oil and gas in Lake Erie. Wurzelbacher said he supports the practice while Kaptur said she’s worried about the impact on drinking water.

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