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UPDATE: Pocan, Lee debate at forum Tuesday night


DeFOREST (WKOW) -- The candidates for second Congressional district got a chance to face off Tuesday night.

Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan and Republican businessman Chad Lee answered questions submitted by the public at the DeForest Area Public Library.

Topics included their opinions on President Obama's Affordable Care Act, campaign finance, and dependence on foreign oil.

But the big question, of course, is what they'll do to add jobs.

"Put the power back in the hands of small business owners, the mom & pop shops in communities like DeForest, to allow them to feel comfortable investing back in their company creating those jobs," says Lee.

"What small business needs more than anything else, it's not a tax break for millionaires and billionaires and hoping that somehow trickles down on the rest of us, but get access to capital for small businesses," Pocan says.

This was the second forum the candidates have spoken at so far. They're running for U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin's seat in Congress.


DeFOREST (WKOW) -- The public is invited to a forum at the DeForest Area Public Library to hear candidates for the 2nd Congressional District discuss their views.

Democratic state Rep. Mark Pocan and Republican Chad Lee will be at the event hosted by the DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce and the library. They're running for U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin's seat in Congress.

The forum is expected to run from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the library. The DeForest Area Public Library is located at 203 Library Street.

Tonight on 27 News at 10, we'll hear from the candidates.

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