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Braley and Lange debate in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Candidates running for Iowa's 1st district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives debated in Waterloo Monday.

Incumbent Representative Bruce Braley and republican challenger Ben Lange met at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.  The debate was hosted by the Waterloo Rotary.

Both candidates say this final week before the election is key to getting out their message.

"I'm going to continue to talk about my opponents voting record.  98 percent in line with Nancy Pelosi, cap and trade, Obama care, stimulus, on and on down the line. That's what eastern Iowans care about," Ben Lange said.

"What I'm trying to do is talk about the things I've done to try and create jobs and get people off of unemployment and put them back to work which is one of the biggest challenges we face," Rep. Bruce Braley said.

The big topics of the debate were jobs and social security.

Two third party candidates are also running in this race.  Jason Faulkner is an independent from Maquoketa.  Rob Petsche is a libertarian from Manchester.  Click here for links to information about all the candidates in the 1st District race, including in-depth video interviews.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo

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