WJTC WJTC/UTV44 - Search Results
Heated Debate Between Congressional Candidates
FAIRHOPE. Ala. (WPMI) Congressional Candidates Bradley Byrne and Dean Young spoke Wednesday at the Fairhope Yacht Club. The 45 minute debate was sponsored by the Republican Women of Baldwin County.
From the heated debate over the shutdown in Washington locally, the debate turned to the much hotter debate between two candidates.
"I'm running against a person who is a career political consultant. He's run for office several times and failed," said Byrne.
As the campaign winds down some of the rhetoric has now turned personal. There have been arguments over what one candidate may or may not have said about the bible. Also another argument over a what someone may have said about a candidates family member working for an environmental group.
"I've never seen somebody just make things up even the reports that have come out say I didn't do what he said I did," said Young.
Both continued jabbed at each other during the forum, this time over who deserves the official endorsement by the National Rifle Association which by the way went to Bradley Byrne.
NRA Endorses Bradley Byrne
"The NRA sent me a letter. It was very clear and they said you have the highest award we can give to someone who hasn't been a politician. The NRA said good luck, we know you defend the second amendment and we want to work with you when you get to Washington," said Young.
"You know I don't really pay attention to what my opponent is doing or not doing politically. I'm paying attention to what we are doing. We are trying to win this race one vote at a time," said Byrne.
The talk will continue as one of these republican candidates hopes to pack his bags and go to Washington.