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Candidates for the 21st District debate health care

Brooks, yes; Steck, yes; Sullivan, no; Tonko, yes; Vasquez, no.

Shahinfar was not able to answer the direct question but in his statement said he would not accept government funded health care coverage if elected to congress, stating, As Americans dig deeper into their pockets to make ends meet, I cannot, in good conscience, take more money out of their pockets for my own healthcare until an affordable healthcare plan is created which covers everyone.

Sullivan, a self-proclaimed "conservative Democrat" and former Republican who's controversial answers appeared the most out of line with his fellow Democrats, elicited the biggest reaction from the crowd throughout the night.

For more detailed coverage on this debate, updates will continue on www.spotlightnews.com, or read the Wednesday, Aug. 20, Spotlight print edition.""

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