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Candidates meet in forum

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Office seekers share their plans with voters

Candidates for Congress, the state Assembly, Board of Supervisors, and Madera Superior Court turned out to give Madera County voters an opportunity to look them over in their political battle garb. However, very little blood, if any, was drawn.

In a forum provided by the Republican Party of Madera County held in Madera’s VFW Hall on Wednesday evening, eight aspirants for public office fielded a variety of questions from both the media and the audience. While the questions were pointed, they did little to create sharp distinctions between the candidates.

All four candidates for the 16th Congressional District joined the forum, but one of them had been asked not to comment on her run for the office.

Dr. Loraine Goodwin, who is also running for the Madera County Board of Supervisors, said she had been asked not to speak as a candidate for Congress, since she is a Democrat. State law does not prohibit a candidate from running for two offices at the same time...


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