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Candidates’ Forum: 13th Congressional District

Posted Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Candidates’ Forum: 13th Congressional District Democrat Betty Sutton has served the 13th congressional district since 2006, and the Akron Beacon Journal says she's starting to get pretty good at the job. Her Republican opponent disagrees. Dave Potter accuses her of working harder for her campaign donors than for her constituents. On The Sound of Ideas®, you'll have your chance to grill the major party candidates vying for the chance to represent a district stretching from the shores of Lake Erie to the southern edge of Summit County. Join us tomorrow morning at nine on 90.3.




Dave Potter (R), Healthcare Industry Executive 9 - 9:30am
Betty Sutton (D)*, Representative for Ohio’s 13th Congressional District 9:30 - 10am

Additional Information

*Write-in candidate Robert Crow (D) was not included in this forum because he did not meet the minimum criteria WCPN established for participation. We followed the lead of the Presidential Debate Commission in determining who's eligible. Like the commission, we automatically invite the Republican and Democratic candidates because they have the backing of a major party. Independents, Third Party and Write-in candidates may be included if they hit a threshold of at least 15 percent in at least one scientific poll.

"An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry."~T.S. Eliot
We’ve heard much about the Presidential election’s historical significance, but there are races of great importance to be decided November 4th right here in Northeast Ohio. You’re invited to join us for The Sound of Ideas® special Candidate Forums, on 90.3.

Upcoming Candidates' Forums:

14th Congressional District: LaTourette(R)* v. O'Neill(D), September 17, 2008
10th Congressional District: Kucinich(D)* v. Trakas(R), October 1, 2008
Cuyahoga County Commissioner Seat: Jones(D)* v. Sutherland(R), October 6, 2008
Ohio Attorney General Race: Cordray(D) v. Crites(R), October 14, 2008
16th Congressional District: Boccieri(D) v. Schuring(R), October 22, 2008
13th Congressional District: Sutton(D)* v. Potter(R), October 29, 2008

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