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Candidates respond to questions from callers, emailers, panelists

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By The Staff

By JUDY UNDERWOOD

Morgan County News Editor

Election Day is quickly approaching and candidates are working feverishly to win over undecided voters.

Candidates running or state senate in the 12th Senatorial District are no different.

Democrat Becky Ruppe and Republican Ken Yager have met in towns throughout the district facing questions from voters, panels and most recently listeners of WECO’s Political Spotlight.

The candidates fielded calls from dozens of listeners addressing topics from who they support for election as lieutenant governor to changing guidelines for participation in the state’s Pre-Kindergarten program.

Of obvious concern to listeners was health care, child safety, education and taxes.

Both Ruppe and Yager tout themselves as conservatives who will base their decisions on Christian beliefs and principles.

Both are prolife, support the right to possess firearms, oppose a state income tax and believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman, according to their responses to questions Monday night.

But Yager said he has more experience in public service and lists his advanced education as making him the better candidate.

Ruppe says she’s the candidate who understands the needs of the common working citizen because she’s experienced many of the same problems throughout her life.