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Congressional Candidates Teachout, Yandik Square Off During Debate

Zephyr Teachout
Zephyr Teachout Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
Will Yandik
Will Yandik Photo Credit: Facebook

Congressional candidates Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik were technically debating on Wednesday, but they seemed to agree on many issues, according to Time Warner Cable News.

Teachout, a Fordham University law professor, and Yandik, deputy town supervisor in Livingston, are running for the Democratic nomination in the 19th Congressional District, which includes parts of Dutchess County, according to Time Warner.

Among the issues where the candidates saw eye to eye during the Democratic primary debate were health-care reform, Common Core and water contamination issues in Rensselaer County, according to Time Warner.

An issue of note where the candidates weren’t so clearly aligned was gun control; Teachout would not call for a federal ban on high-capacity weapons like New York has under the SAFE Act while Yandik said he would be open to the idea, according to Time Warner.

On campaign finance reform, the candidates did not agree, according to Time Warner.

Click here to read Time Warner Cable News’ coverage of the debate .

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