WATCH: Maine’s Second Congressional District debate

WATCH: Maine’s Second Congressional District debate

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W-M-T-W NEWS 8’S PHIL HIRSCHKORN HAS THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR COMMITMENT 2020 DEBATE. (VO 1) DURING THE HOUR, GOLDEN AND CRAFTS DEBATED TOPICS FROM THE CORNOAVIRUS TO THEIR RECORDS AS LEGISLATORS. (SOT CRAFTS, 20:49:29) “JARED’S RUNNING AS MODERATE, BUT TRUTHFULLY, HE VOTES WITH PELOSI 89% OF THE TIME.” (SOT GOLDEN, 20:50:55) “WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ENTIRE CONGRESS, I AM IN THE TOP 10% OF DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS WHO VOTE ACROSS THE AISLE. I’M IN THE TOP 5 IN MY CAUCUS IN VOTING AGAINST MY OWN LEADERSHIP.” (VO 2) CRAFTS TOUTED HIS THREE DECADES AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER…AND GOLDEN HIS OWN PUBLIC SERVICE. (SOT CRAFTS, 20:01:40) “THAT BUSINESS EXPERIENCE I WANT TO TAKE DOWN TO WASHINGTON AND PARTNER WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.” (SOT GOLDEN, 20:02:14) “I KNOW THAT THIS JOB IS ABOUT YOU, THE CONSTITUENTS AND ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY, CERTAINLY NOT ABOUT ME.” (VO 2) BOTH TALKED ABOUT THE NEED FOR CONGRESS TO PASS ANOTHER ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE NOW. (SOT GOLDEN, 20:08:08) “I’VE HEARD FROM BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ARE SAYING GOING INTO WINTER IF THEY DON’T GET MORE ASSISTANCE FROM CONGRESS THEY’RE GOING TO NEED TO LAY PEOPLE OFF.” (SOT CRAFTS, 20:09:40) “BOTH SIDES NEED TO COME TOGETHER. THIS IS ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SURVIVING, PAYING THEIR BILLS.” (VO 3) THEY DIFFERED MOST SHARPLY ON HEALTH CARE. (SOT CRAFTS 20:15:45) “I’D ASK JARED, I LIKE TO ASK HIM, YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS, IS IT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OR IS IT MEDICARE FOR ALL?” (SOT GOLDEN, 20:16:35) “I DON’T LIKE THE FACT THAT MEDICARE FOR ALL WOUND BAN PRIVATE INSURANCE. I THINK THAT ACTUALLY RUNS COUNTER TO MY GOAL OF PUTTING MORE OPTIONS ON THE TABLE.” (VO 4) GOLDEN SAID HE SUPPORTS EXPANDING ACCESS TO MEDICARE. CRAFTS SAID HE’D REPEAL THE A-C-A IN FAVOR OF THE FREE MARKET. GOLDEN SAID áTHATá WOULD ELIMINATE PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS. (SOT CRAFTS 20:26:00) “YOU KNOW, I’VE BEEN IN A WHEELCHAIR AS A PARAPLEGIC FOR 37 YEARS. I’D HOPED YOU’D ATTACK ME BETTER THAN THAT. I UNDERSTAND PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS. I SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT PEOPLE CAN KEEP THEIR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS.” (SOT GOLDEN, 20:28:45) “ON THE ISSUE OF PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS, I GOT TO SAY AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DOESN’T CUT IT, THE FREE MARKET DOESN’T CUT IT.” (VO 5) BOTH CANDIDATES SAID THEY’D OPPOSE ANY GOVERNMENT MANDATE TO WEAR FACIAL MASKS DURING THE PANDEMIC. AND LATER, WHEN ASKED ABOUT GUN CONTROL, BOTH SAID THEY’D OPPOS

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WATCH: Maine’s Second Congressional District debate

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Jared Golden and Republican challenger Dale Crafts took part in a debate on WMTW News 8 Wednesday night.Watch the debate in the video player above at 8 p.m. The debate is broken into two video segments.Golden is seeking a second term in Congress, while Crafts is trying to win Maine’s 2nd District back for Republicans.

Incumbent Democratic Rep. Jared Golden and Republican challenger Dale Crafts took part in a debate on WMTW News 8 Wednesday night.

Watch the debate in the video player above at 8 p.m. The debate is broken into two video segments.

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Golden is seeking a second term in Congress, while Crafts is trying to win Maine’s 2nd District back for Republicans.