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Three debates set in 13th Congressional District race

Written by Rachel McDevitt | Oct 4, 2018 6:50 PM
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Republican Dr. John Joyce speaks during a Q & A for U.S. Congress representative for the 13th Congressional District. (Photo: Markell DeLoatch, Public Opinion)


(Harrisburg) -- The Republican and Democratic candidates for the 13th Congressional District seat are set to debate three times before the November 6th election.

The 13th district includes part of Cumberland County and all of Franklin and Adams counties. The seat was left vacant by the retirement of longtime Congressman Bill Shuster.

Republican Dr. John Joyce's campaign announced the dates and locations of the debates. The first is scheduled for Friday, October 12th at 7:30 a.m. at the Bedford County Chamber, 937 S. Richard Street, Bedford.

The next is slated for Monday, October 22nd at 6 p.m. at Cross Keys Village, 2990 Carlisle Street, New Oxford.

The candidates will meet a final time on October 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the Cumberland 9/12 Patriots Forum, 177 Carlisle Springs Road, Carlisle.

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Brent Ottaway, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 13th Congressional District. (Photo courtesy: Brent4Congress Facebook page)

Joyce and his Democratic opponent Brent Ottaway are both first-time candidates from Blair County.

Joyce won the nomination from a crowded field of eight Republicans in the May primary.

Ottaway ran unopposed in the spring.

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