Ninth District Candidates Cohen, Ford, and White Debate on TV 

The strategies of the three candidates for Congress in the 9th District were evident right out of the block in their first TV debate Sunday night at WREG-TV, News Channel 3. “Independent Democrat” Jake Ford, first up, characterized himself as a champion of “working-wage Americans.” Next, primary winner Steve Cohen expressed solidarity to his fellow Democrats for conferring the party’s nomination on him and promised he would “never turn…my back” on them. Finally, Republican Mark White argued for a “coming together” of “new people, new blood” to create a new political reality in the traditionally Democratic inner-city district. Thereafter, the genial White became something of a bystander as favored veteran Cohen and newcomer Ford scrapped for bragging rights. (For complete story, go to "Political Beat".)

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