News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics




Kaptur, Wurzelbacher face off in Congressional debate
9th District candidates spar on fracking, bailouts, abortion
by WKSU's JASEN SOKOL
This story is part of a special series.


Reporter
Jasen Sokol
 
Download (WKSU Only)

Candidates in the 9th Congressional District race – Incumbent Demoract Marcy Kaptur and Republican challenger “Joe the Plumber” Sam Wurzelbacher have faced off in their only debate…and showed differences on a wide variety of issues.

The new district creates a sliver that follows Lake Erie from Cleveland to Toledo. Kaptur on Friday highlighted her support of the auto bailout and its impact on Toledo-area auto plants.

Kaptur on the impact of the auto bailout

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:12)


Wurzelbacher on abortion and Richard Mourdock's comments.

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:11)


“All you have to do is drive over to General Motors’ transmission plant,” she said. “If you go to the Chrysler/Jeep plant, you will see that all former hires have been brought back on and in fact they’re hiring off the street.”

Wurzelbacher attacked President Obama’s health care law, saying he would work to repeal it. The Republican challenger also touched on Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comment that pregnancy in cases of rape is “something that God intended”

“Rape is a terrible crime,” he said. “And quite frankly, I think of Charlie Daniels’ guys I’d like to take out to a swamp, tie them to a stump and leave them there. That being said now, does that child deserve to die for the father’s sin?”

Kaptur said the government should stay out of abortion decisions. The two also differed on drilling for oil and gas in Lake Erie. Wurzelbacher said he supports the practice while Kaptur said she’s worried about the impact on drinking water.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Lordstown GM plant plans to install 8,500 solar panels
How much will this solar array cost? How is it being funded, and who is really paying for it? How much real useful electricity will it actually produce in MEh p...

Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

New book says Willoughby Coal is haunted...and that's good for business
Would love to see a series of books that would just thrill me. I cannot wait to visit some of the locations. And revisit some of the locations I have already vi...

Cleveland Indians to continue with 'dynamic pricing'
pricing is too high for a family as well as people like me who are on a fixed income. Bleacher seats are cheaper but concessions are rediculous.

Kasich talks about faith, drugs and education -- but never FitzGerald
The idea that you can learn more by talking to a 90 year old person than from a history book is just another example of how the GOP hates education and knowledg...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University