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Sunday Edition: District 1 Congressional seat and violence tax

By Richard Piatt | Posted - Oct. 14, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.



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OverviewIn this Sunday Edition: the race for the Congressional seat in District 1. Rep. Rob Bishop and his challenger Donna McAleer will meet face to face to answer our questions. Students at Clearfield High School also participated in the debate and had some questions of their own for the candidates. Plus, we'll take a closer look at the Violence Tax as Doug Wright offers his opinion on the controversial idea.

Segment 1

The race for Congress in the First District has not gotten a lot of media attention. Rep. Rob Bishop is heavily favored in his re-election bid this year, but even Bishop admits he's facing a spirited challenge from Democrat Donna McAleer. Rich Piatt hosted both candidates at a debate at Clearfield High School in front of AP government students.

Segment 2Our debate continues with students asking the candidates questions. Rep. Bishop and Donna McAleer then offered their closing remarks.

Segment 3Officials in an Illinois county are considering adding a tax to guns and ammunition to help curb violence and bridge a budget gap. Doug Wright offers his opinion on the Violence Tax.

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