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Congressional candidates to debate

in North Manchester on April 17


       Candidates for the 5th Congressional District seat will participate in a community forum at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 17 in North Manchester.  The event, sponsored by Manchester College’s Departments of History and Political Science and Peace Studies, will be in the Blocher Room of the North Manchester Public Library, 405 N. Market St.

       Republican and Democratic candidates will debate, said Professor Leonard Williams, who will moderate. The public is encouraged to attend.

Republican candidates challenging incumbent Rep. Dan Burton of Indianapolis are C.L. “Jim” Alfred of Peru and mortgage agent Victor Wakley of Indianapolis.

       Democratic candidates are businessman Mike Brown of North Manchester, real estate broker Katherine Fox Carr of Wanamaker, and attorneys Michael Clements of Huntington and Thomas Williams of Greenfield.

       Indiana’s 5th Congressional District includes all of Wabash, Huntington, Hamilton, Hancock, Grant, Miami and Tipton counties and parts of Marion, Shelby, Howard and Johnson counties.

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