Texas Congressional Candidates Will Face Off In Spanish Debate, Health Policies Among Key Issues

English: Olympia Snowe official portrait

English: Olympia Snowe official portrait (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

, member of the United States Congress.

, member of the United States Congress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Topics: Medicare, Politics, Health Reform, States

Sep 26, 2012

News outlets also report on down ballot issues and developments.

Los Angeles Times: Candidates For U.S. Congress Will Debate In Spanish
Texas’ first congressional candidate debate in Spanish could help decide one of the closest races in the country. Incumbent Republican Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco, 63, a tea party conservative, will face challenger Pete Gallego, 50, a Democratic state representative, Tuesday night in an hourlong debate aired by Spanish-language network Univision. … “I want the voters to know that during my time in office I have consistently voted for legislation that will lower taxes, create jobs and preserve Medicare for future generations,” Canseco continued.  “One of the many ways I’ve fought to preserve Medicare is by voting to repeal ‘Obamacare'” (Hennessy-Fiske, 9/25).

The Wall Street Journal: GOP Fight For Control Of Senate Hits Snags
Republicans entered this election season expecting to pick up enough Senate seats to overcome the Democrats‘ 53-47 majority. Six years ago, a big Democratic surge had given the party victories in Republican-leaning states such as Montana, Virginia and Missouri. This year, Republicans figured that they could take those seats back. But a string of surprising developments—including Republican Olympia Snowe giving up her Maine seat and Indiana’s Dick Lugar losing in a GOP primary—have made many races unexpectedly competitive (Bendavid, 9/25).

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English: Francisco "Quico" Canseco

English: Francisco “Quico” Canseco (Photo credit: Wikipedia)