By Ryan Miner
The Allegany County Tea Party hosted a candidate debate on Sunday, March, 20, featuring six of the eight Republican candidates running for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.
The debate was held at the Woodmen of the World hall in South Cumberland.
The congressional debate lasted for nearly an hour and was moderated by Rich Biancone. Before the debate began, Mr. Biancone informed me that each candidate would be given two minutes for opening and closing statements; candidates would each receive three to four questions with ninety seconds to respond to said question; if a candidate is mentioned by another candidate, said candidate will be given thirty seconds to respond.
Frank Howard and Christopher Mason were unable to attend the debate due to family reasons.
Candidates were asked a range of questions on topics that included NSA spying, tax policy, government spending, national security, Syrian refugees, Obamacare, bringing jobs to Western Maryland, life issues, and more.
Part 1: Opening statements and questions
Part 2: Questions and closing statements.
Here’s the video file:
The next CD-6 Republican debate is scheduled for April 2 and will be held at Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County.