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Congressional Candidates Thompson, Strano Taylor to Debate at WPSU

by on October 11, 2016 5:00 AM

The candidates for the Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District will debate Saturday at the WPSU studios in Innovation Park.

Republican incumbent Rep. Glenn Thompson of Howard, who is seeking a fifth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Democratic challenger Kerith Strano Taylor, a Jefferson County attorney making her second bid for the seat, will take part in the hourlong debate beginning at 7 p.m.

WPSU senior producer Patty Satalia will moderate. The debate is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register for tickets and submit questions for the candidates visit the WPSU websiteThe debate will air live on WPSU-TV and WPSU-FM, and will be streamed live on wpsu.org/live and the WPSU Facebook page.

Thompson carried 64 percent of the vote when he faced Strano Taylor in the 2014 election. Both ran unopposed in May's primary election

The 5th Congressional District is Pennsylvania's largest and represents Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties, and parts of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Huntingdon and Tioga counties.



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at geoff.rushton@statecollege.com or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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