Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Debate

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Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Debate

>>> WELL, AS VIA PUBLIC MEDIA RESENTS DECISION 2019 PENNSYLVANIA 12th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DEBATE LIVE FROM SORDONI HIGH-DEFINITION THEATER AT THE WVIA STUDIOS IN PITTSTON, PA OUR MODERATOR VIA’S RADIO LARRY VOJTKO >>> GOOD EVENING, I’M LARRY VOJTKO. WELCOME TO THE DEBATE FOR THE CANDIDATES COMPETING FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO REPRESENT PENNSYLVANIA’S 12th DISTRICT IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. WE HAVE A LIVE AUDIENCE HERE AT THE SORDONI HIGH-DEFINITION THEATER AT THE WVIA STUDIOS IN PITTSTON, PA AND THEY HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO REPLY BEGINNING AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE DEBATE. IN ADDITION TO VIA THIS DEBATE IS BEING BROADCAST THAT WPS YOU IN PEN COLLEGE AND AT THE [INAUDIBLE]. PENNSYLVANIAS NORD 12 DISTRICT IS LOCATED IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH PENNSYLVANIA IS THE HEAD OF COUNTY AND SOUTH THROUGH CLINTON AND CLINIC, COUNTIES THROUGH PERRY COUNTY AT THE DISTRICT SOUTHERN TIP NOVEMBER 2018, CONGRESSMAN REP TOM MARINO ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION LEADING TO THE NEED FOR THE SPECIAL ELECTION WHICH WILL COINCIDE WITH PENNSYLVANIA’S PRIMARY ON TUESDAY, MAY 21. THE CANDIDATES VYING TO FILL THIS OPEN C TO REPRESENT DISTRICT 12 ARE REPUBLICAN FRED KELLER AND DEMOCRAT MARC FRIEDENBERG REPUBLICAN FRED KELLER IS A MEMBER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR DISTRICT 85. SINCE 2010 HE HAS REPRESENTED SNYDER AND UNION COUNTIES. PRIOR TO HIS SERVICE IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE, MR KELLER ENJOYED A 25 YEAR CAREER AT CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTY SERVING AS PLANT OPERATIONS MANAGER AT THE COMPANY’S BEAVERTOWN FACILITY WHILE BUILDING HIS CAREER AT CONESTOGA, FRED STARTED HIS OWN SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS OF THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND MANAGING PROPERTIES. MR. KELLER HAS BEEN MARRIED TO HIS WIFE KAY FOR 34 YEARS. THEY HAVE TWO ADULT CHILDREN, JAMIE AND FREDDY AND TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS DEMOCRAT MARC FRIEDENBERG IS A NATIVE OF NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA AND A GRADUATE OF PENN STATE UNIVERSITY’S COLLEGE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY. AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, HE STUDIED STEIGER LINE INTERNET PRIVACY. AFTER GRADUATION HE STAYED IN NEW YORK TO PRACTICE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SECURITIES LITIGATION FOR LARGE LAW FIRMS IN 2012 HE JOINED THE FACULTY OF HIS ALMA MATER PENN STATE WHERE HE IS AN ASSISTANT TEACHING PROFESSOR OF CYBER SECURITY AND CYBER LOT AT THE MAIN CAMPUS AND HE SERVES AT THE FACULTY SENATE MARC FRIEDENBERG MARRIED HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART BECKY AND HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS CLAIRE AND MOLLY. VIA WELCOMES BOTH CANDIDATE AS THE FIELD QUESTIONS FROM OUR PANELISTS LAURA LEE JENSEN HAS BEEN ON THE STAFF AT THE WILLIAMSPORT FUND GAZETTE SINCE 1984 WHEN SHE BEGAN AS A REPORTER. SHE ROSE THROUGH THE RANKS TO TAKE THE HELM OF THE NEWSROOM AND NOW SERVES AS EDITOR AND CHIEF PRIOR TO JOINING THE SUN GAZETTE SHE SERVED FOUR YEARS IN U.S AIR FORCE AS A B-52’S FLIGHT SIMULATOR OPERATOR AND TECHNICIAN. SHE HAS EARNED DEGREES IN JOURNALISM FROM WILLIAMSPORT COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. MARK LAWRENCE IS A PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF NEWSRADIO 1070 WK OKAY SUNDAY. A PENN STATE GRAD, MARK HAS BEEN A BROADCAST ANALYST SINCE 1985 WORKING AT THE BHL INMAN BLOOMSBURG, WR A.K.A. IN WILLIAMSPORT AND NOW FOR OVER 25 YEARS AT WK OKAY. IN ADDITION, HE SERVES ON THE AP PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATED PRESS MEDIA EDITORS BOARD AND HAS TOXIC PEN COLLEGE, , UNIVERSITY AND BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY AND SERVES IN THE GREATER SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY YMCA SUNBURY BOARD AND ON HE IS A REPORTER AT WPS YOU AT STATE COLLEGE. PRIOR TO THAT FOR NEARLY 12 YEARS, SHE WORKED AS A REPORTER AT THE CENTER DAILY TIMES AT STATE COLLEGE COVERING ISSUES INCLUDING THE IMPACT OF NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT ON COMMUNITIES SHE RECEIVED HER DEGREES FROM ANTIOCH COLLEGE AND FROM PENN STATE AND CURRENTLY HOST A Q AND A PROGRAM FOR CENTER COUNTY’S GOVERNMENT AND EDUCATION ACCESS STATION AND TEACHES AN ONLINE GRAMMAR CLASS AT PENN STATE. VIA THINKS THESE DISTINGUISHED PANELISTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS DISCUSSION THIS HOUR-LONG DEBATE HAS BEEN AGREED TO WITH THE FORMAT BY

BOTH CANDIDATES. EACH CANDIDATE WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES FOR AN OPENING STATEMENT AT TWO MINUTES WERE CLOSING STATEMENT RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONS BY OUR PANELISTS WILL BE HELD TO 90 SECONDS HOWEVER, AT THE DISCRETION OF THE MODERATOR, AN ADDITIONAL 30 SECONDS MAY BE ALLOTTED TO EACH CANDIDATE FOR REBUTTAL. ALL TIMES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED ALL THE QUESTIONS ARE DIVIDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL PANELISTS EACH OF WHOM SUBMITTED A SERIES OF QUESTIONS THROUGH VIA PUBLIC MEDIA FOR REVIEW PRIOR TO TONIGHT’S DEBATE. I IS MODERATOR ALSO HAVE THE OPTION TO ASK A QUESTION. WE NOW MOVED TO THE OPENING STATEMENTS. THAT IS DETERMINED BY A COIN TOSS HELD EARLIER THIS EVENING, MARC FRIEDENBERG WILL BE AGAIN MARK, TWO MINUTES >>> FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THINK W VIA FOR ORGANIZING THANKS DEBATE AND THINK EVERYBODY WAS WATCHING BOTH HERE IN THE STUDIO AND AT HOME. MOST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY WIFE BECKY THANK YOU FOR GOING ON THIS JOURNEY WITH ME. I AM GLAD THAT VOTERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM BOTH CANDIDATES DEBATES HAVE A LONG TRADITION IN AMERICAN POLITICS AND THE VOTERS DESERVE TO HEAR AS MANY OF THEM AS POSSIBLE. I’M RUNNING FOR CONGRESS AND I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE ON MAY 21 TO PROTECT THE VALUES THAT BECKY AND I ARE TEACHING OUR DAUGHTERS I BELIEVE THAT WE ARE CALLED UPON TO LEAVE BEHIND A BETTER WORLD FOR OUR KIDS THAN THE ONES WE INHERITED FROM OUR PARENTS THAT MEANS WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD, MAKE PROGRESS, THINK ABOUT THE BIG PICTURE. BILBY NEEDS TO PROTECT PROGRAMS THAT HELPS EVERY AMERICAN LIVE AND RETIRE WITH DIGNITY. MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I BELIEVE THAT AMERICA IS A COUNTRY WORTH INVESTING IN THAT MEANS WE NEED TO INVEST IN CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE LIKE ROADS AND BRIDGES, PROTECTING OUR POWER GRID, INVEST IN CYBERSECURITY, INVEST IN PROJECTS LIKE THE LEVY IN WILLIAMSPORT. AND IT MEANS INVESTING IN PEOPLE. I KNOW THAT YOU ALL AGREE WITH ME THAT EVERY AMERICAN DESERVES AN EQUAL CHANCE TO SUCCEED. REGARDLESS OF THE ZIP CODE WHERE THEY WERE BORN OR HOW MUCH MONEY THEIR PARENTS HAVE. WE NEED TO INVEST IN PRIMARY THROUGH HIGHER EDUCATION AND ENSURE THAT EVERYONE HAS HIGH-SPEED INTERNET ACCESS. LEVELS THE DRAIN THAT IS HOLDING BACK THE ECONOMY. THESE ARE THE VALUES WE SHARE IN OUR PASSING ON TO OUR CHILDREN. THE PROBLEM IS THE POLITICIANS AT HARRISBURG AND WASHINGTON HAVE FILLED US THEY HAVE NO LEADERSHIP AND NO VISION. THAT’S WHY WE CANNOT STAND , CAREER POLITICIANS. I DECIDED TO RUN FOR CONGRESS AT THE LOOKING AT MY WIFE BECKY MY TWO DAUGHTERS AND REALIZING THAT THIS IS THE THING I COULD DO THE BEST BRING ABOUT THE VISION OF THE WORLD FROM A KIDS >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG FRED KELLER >>> THANK YOU IT IS MY PLEASURE TO BE HERE THIS EVENING TO DISCUSS WHAT I HAVE LEARNED OVER 10 YEARS OF SERVING PEOPLE IN THESE ENTIRE COUNTIES IN THE CAMPING ACROSS THE 12 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT AND THAT IS AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COMPANY, COUNTRY IN THE FACE OF THE EARTH. OUR FOUNDERS AND THEY LAID OUT OUR REPUBLIC WERE SO WISE. THAT VISION WAS PAID FOR BY EVERY GENERATION A VETERAN SENSE. I WAS THAT POOR KID WHO GREW UP FOUR. I KNOW PEOPLE SAY THEY WERE POOR THEY DIDN’T KNOW IT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, WE LIVED IN A PLACE WITH NO RUNNING WATER AND NO ELECTRICITY. I CAN’T IMAGINE HOW POORLY MY FATHER FELT WHEN HE WAS BAD ON HIS LUCK AND AS A CAREER WAR VETERAN HAD TO PUT HIS FAMILY IN THAT POSITION. HE WORKED IN TAUGHT US THE VALUES OF RESPECT, HARDWARE, EDUCATION. NOT LETTING ANYONE DEFINE YOU MOST OF ALL NEGATIVE GOVERNMENT. IS FOR US TO DEFINE OUR GOVERNMENT. THROUGH THOSE VALUES THAT ARE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL, I WENT TO A CAREER STARTING IN A FACTORY LEADER MANAGING THE FACTORY AND ALSO STARTING MY OWN SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESS. IN ADDITION TO THAT, MY WIFE AND I RAISED OUR FAMILY RIGHT HERE IN THIS DISTRICT THOSE OF THE VALUES AND THE SUCCESS THAT IS AVAILABLE TO EVERY AMERICAN. SO LONG AS WE DEFINE OUR GOVERNMENT AND WE DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT DEFINE US. WE CAN’T AFFORD TO GO AND HAVE THINGS LIKE THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND SOCIALIZED MEDICINE THAT TAKE CHOICES AWAY FROM PEOPLE RATHER THAN LETTING THEM DEFINE WHAT THEY WANT TO HAVE. THERE IS A STARK DIFFERENCE HERE ON MAY 21, A PERSON THAT BELIEVES THAT IT IS YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR VALUES THAT SHOULD BE SENT DOWN TO WASHINGTON DC. I GOT REELECTED FOUR TIMES OVERWHELMINGLY AFTER BEING ELECTED IN 2010 BECAUSE I KEPT MY WORD AND DID EXACTLY WHAT I SAID I WAS GOING TO DO. I WILL TAKE THE VALUES OF THE PEOPLE AT 58th DISTRICT TO HARRISBURG. IF GIVEN THE CHANCE I INTEND TO DO THE SAME IN WASHINGTON DC

>>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER. AS OF THE OPENING STATEMENTS. TODAY WE GO TO THE QUESTIONS. FIRST QUESTION COMES FROM LAURA JENSEN OF THE WHEN SPORTS UNDER THAT AND IT IS FIRST DIRECTED TO FRED KELLER >>> GOOD EVENING CANDIDATES. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN TONIGHT’S DEBATE. LET’S START WITH HEALTH CARE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT EACH OF YOUR VIEWS ARE FROM THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND ALL THE IDEAS WE HEARD ABOUT SUCH AS MEDICARE FOR ALL >>> FIRST AND FOREMOST, ANYTHING WE DO WITH HEALTHCARE HAS TO COVER PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS SECONDLY, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE TRANSPARENCY AND COMPETITION. THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IN OUR CAMPAIGNS. MY OPPONENT HAD CAMPAIGNED ON MEDICARE FOR ALL SOCIALIZED SINGLE PARENT, PEER HEALTH CARE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS THINK ABOUT CHARLIE GARD AND RALPH EVANS IN THE UK WHERE THEY HAD THE SYSTEM. THEY WERE SAID THAT THEY WERE NOT GOING TO LIVE BY THE DOCTORS. THE GOVERNMENT JUDGE REFUSED TO LET THEM TAKE THEIR KIDS TO ANOTHER COUNTRY CHARLIE PARKER COULD’VE COME TO AMERICA. THEY MADE THEM DISCONNECT THE CHILDREN FROM LIFE SUPPORT. MY SON WHEN HE WAS THREE SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE HERE TONIGHT, WHEN HE WAS THREE, HAD A HAND INJURY. HE WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT FOR 27 DAYS. THE DOCTORS TOLD US MULTIPLE TIMES THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO LIVE AND THAT WE SHOULD DISCONNECT LIFE-SUPPORT. BUT BECAUSE WE HAD CONTROL OVER HIS HEALTHCARE NOT A GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRAT, HE IS 27 YEARS OLD AND WORKS OF THAT HOSPITAL THAT SAVED HIS LIFE. I WILL MAKE SURE IF I’M ELECTED TO CONGRESS, THAT YOU DON’T HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT IS GOING TO DETERMINE WHAT LEVEL OF CARE YOU GET OR WHETHER OR NOT YOU GET CARE AT ALL SHOULD YOU NEED IT MY POSITION IS FIRST AND FOREMOST COVER PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, TRANSPARENCY, COMPETITION >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER, MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> I’M GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOUR SON IS DOING WELL AND THAT YOU HAD A CHOICE. BUT WE STILL HAVE 20 MILLION AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT HEALTH CARE DON’T HAVE A CHOICE AT ALL. WHAT OPTIONS DO THEY HAVE? WITH THE STEPS FORWARD THE ACA DO THINGS LIKE GUARANTEE PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS THAT’S CRITICAL FOR SOMEBODY LIKE MY MOTHER WHO’S HAD BREAST CANCER TWICE AND NOW A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY AND WILL BE UNINSURABLE WITHOUT THOSE PROTECTIONS FROM THE ACA. IS IT NOT MORE THAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WE COVER MORE PEOPLE, BRING DOWN THE COST OF PREMIUMS AND DEDUCTIBLES, AND LOWER THE COST OF PHARMACEUTICALS WHICH IS ONE OF THE THINGS I HEAR ABOUT MOST TOO MANY STORIES ABOUT WHO’S PEOPLES INSULIN GOES FROM TWO DOLLARS AMOUNT TO $300 A MONTH WOULD LIKE TO OFFER AN OPTION FOR THE PEOPLE TO BUY INTO THE POPULAR MEDICARE PROGRAM THAT KEEPS COSTS DOWN AND HAS GREAT BARGAINING POWER AND OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE PRICES INCLUDING FOR PHARMACEUTICALS THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS MY OPPONENT’S RECORD ON HEALTHCARE IS ABYSMAL. HE WROTE A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR ASKING THAT WE NOT EXPAND THE MEDICAID PROGRAM IN PENNSYLVANIA WHICH COVERED 750,000 PENNSYLVANIANS. PROVIDED TREATMENTS FOR 71,000 PEOPLE WHO ARE ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS. AND IT’S THE NURSING HOME PAYMENT PROGRAM FOR PENNSYLVANIA. THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS VOTED 60 TIMES TO REBUILD THE ACA THEY HAD NO OTHER ALTERNATIVE IN PLACE. WE SHOULD NOT BELIEVE THE NOW WHEN THEY SAY THEY’LL BE ABLE TO DO THINGS LIKE PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT PRE-EXISTING CONDITION. THEY HAVE NO PLAN >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG DO YOU WANT A REBUTTAL? 30 SECONDS >>> MARK, WOULD LIKE TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT THE CORBETT ADMINISTRATION CAME UP WITH HELP EPA THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THAT I SUPPORTED AND GAVE PEOPLE CHOICE. THAT’S WHAT IT GAVE THEM GOVERNOR WOLF TOOK AWAY THAT CHOICE AND GAVE THEM THE SOCIALIZED MEDICARE SINGLE-PAYER SYSTEM. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT COVERAGE AND NOT CARE. TALKING ABOUT COVERING PEOPLE AND PEOPLE NOT GETTING CARE. LET’S BE HONEST WITH THE PEOPLE IN MY RECORD WHICH IS VERY GOOD WHEN IT COMES TO STANDING UP FOR PEOPLE >>> THANK YOU, FRED KELLER LET’S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT QUESTION, MARK LAWRENCE WILL ADDRESS AND THE QUESTION WILL FIRST BE ENTERED BY MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> MARK, LET’S TALK ABOUT OUTSIDE PACK MONEY THAT SOMETIMES A CALL IT NEFARIOUS FUNDS THAT HAVE A BIG INFLUENCE ON WASHINGTON DC. IF YOU ARE ELECT, HOW WILL YOU BE TRANSPARENT TO SHOW THAT SOME FUNDING IS COMING IN TO SUPPORT FUTURE CAMPAIGNS AND SO LONG AND THEN, HOW WILL YOU SHOW THAT YOU’RE CLOSELY REPRESENTING WHAT YOUR CONSTITUENTS WANT AND NOT WHAT THE OUTSIDE FORCES WANT? >>> THE CORRUPTING INFLUENCE OF CORPORATE PACK MONEY ON OUR POLITICS IS REALLY DEVASTATING I THINK IT’S PART OF THE REASON PEOPLE ARE SO UPSET WITH GOVERNMENT. WE NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED I SUPPORT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERTURN THE

CITIZENS UNITED DECISION AND GET RID OF THIS UNLIMITED CORPORATE SPENDING THAT IS WARPING POLITICS, MAKING IT NO LONGER REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO FIRST I PLEDGE NEVER TO TAKE A GUY IN, DIAMOND POOR FRICK, CORPORATE TAX MONEY. I AM LOOKING OFF AT PERSONAL INTERESTS AND NOT CORPORATE INTEREST. TO MAKE SURE I AM REPRESENTING THE DISTRICT AND THEIR NEEDS, I PROMISE I WILL HOLD AN IN PERSON UNSCRIPTED LINNTOWN HOLE IN EVERY COUNTY ACROSS THE DISTRICT EACH YEAR MAKING SURE THAT I AM ABLE TO HEAR THE PEOPLE’S CONCERNS. I DON’T EXPECT EVERYONE TO AGREE WITH ME. A PRETTY IMPORTANT PART OF THE JOB IS MAKING SURE THAT YOU CAN LISTEN TO PEOPLE, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THEM, AND YOU CAN SHOW THAT YOU ARE LISTENING AND UNDERSTAND THEM. I THINK THAT’S AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY AS WELL. IT’S DISAPPOINTING TO ME THAT THIS WILL BE THE ONLY ONE WE HAVE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR VOTERS TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN US AND SEE WHO’S BETTER TO REPRESENT THEIR INTEREST >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG FRED KELLER >>> THANK YOU I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT CAMPAIGN FINANCE, FIRST OFF, CORPORATIONS CANNOT DONATE TO CAMPAIGNS. PACKS CAN. PACKS REPRESENT PEOPLE ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY. IF YOU’RE A TEACHER, THERE IS A PSC EIGHT. IF YOU ARE A NURSE IT IS THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION. WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN PEOPLE ALLOW MANY TO INFLUENCE THEIR DECISIONS THAT’S INCORRECT THERE ARE THINGS LIKE ACT BLUE THAT DONATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS UNTIL ELECTIONS OUT IN OHIO IN SPECIAL ELECTIONS. I OPPONENT KNOWS ABOUT ACT BLUE BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE YOU GOT MOST OF HIS MONEY FOR THE FIRST QUARTER FILINGS. US TALK ABOUT MY RECORD BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I HAVE. A RECORD IS MY WORD. IT’S WHAT I’VE DONE. OVER THE LAST ALMOST 9 YEARS AS A STATE REPRESENTATIVE. THAT IS AND MARK KNOWS THIS I’VE BEEN ON A SHOW I BEEN ACCESSIBLE I’VE LISTENED I’VE MADE DECISIONS I HAVEN’T FOLLOWED THE 30 , PARTYLINE I’VE DONE WHAT I SAID I WAS GOING TO DO. WHEN I WENT TO RUN FOR OFFICE THIS TIME, A GENTLEMAN WHO HAS KNOWN ME FOR 25 YEARS IN THE LUMBER BUSINESS WAS HAPPY TO SUPPORT ME AND HE WROTE ME A LETTER, SCOTT CUMMINGS FROM TROY PENNSYLVANIA DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID ? HE SAID FRIZZ WORD IS A STRONG IS HIS OATH. COMES DOWN TO PEOPLE WHO WILL SEE WHAT THEY WILL DO AND DO IT THEY SAY. IT’S ABOUT RESULTS NOT RHETORIC MY CAMPAIGN AND MY BEHAVIOR IN OFFICE, MY BEHAVIOR MY ENTIRE LIFE IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY IS BEEN ABOUT RESULTS. THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT AND TAKE FORWARD AS WE LOOK AT WHO WILL REPRESENT THE 12th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT >>> MARC FRIEDENBERG ACERO REBUTTAL HE COULD 30 SECONDS >>> HE DOES GET A LOT OF PAC QUARTERING CORPORATE GROWTH OF RADICAL GROUP THAT IS DEDICATED TO DESTROYING THE SECURITY AS WE KNOW IT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR LOOK AT THE WEBSITE. THEY WANT TO TAKE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY RETIREMENT INCOME AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING THEY CAN GAMBLE WITH AND TRY TO MAKE A PROFIT FROM. TO CLEAR THE FIELD FOR HIM TO GET THE NOMINATION FOR THE SEAT AND SUPPORTING HIS CAMPAIGN THEY PROBABLY DISPLACED THEIR ENDORSEMENT THAT’S THE KIND OF PAC I’M TALKING ABOUT >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG, AND AND THEN HE FROM WPS YOU AND STATE COLLEGE. SHE WILL BE ADDRESSING THE COLLEGE FIRST TWO, QUESTION FIRST TO FRED KELLER. STRUCK AT THE 12th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IS HOME TO A NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION INCLUDING PENN STATE. PENNSYLVANIA STUDENTS HAVE THE HIGHEST DEBT LOAD WHEN YOU GRADUATE WHAT IF ANYTHING DO YOU THINK GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO TO REDUCE THE BURDEN ON STUDENTS SO THEY HAVE TO BORROW LESS OTHER LESSON DEAD >>> ONLY LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS TO HIGHER EDUCATION NOT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GO TO FOR YOUR COLLEGE. WHEN WE LOOK AT TRAINING THE WORKFORCE WE NEED TO LOOK AT ALL EDUCATION AVAILABLE. AND DO SOMETHING THAT WE DID IN PENNSYLVANIA THE 529 PLAN AND SAVINGS ACCOUNT FOR PEOPLE CAN SAVE MONEY TAX-FREE THE OTHER THING WE NEED TO DO IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WE NEED TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS ARE READY TO GO TO COLLEGE AND NOT HAVING TO TAKE REMEDIAL CLASSES AND PAY FOR COLLEGE CREDITS. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AND TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE STATE INSTITUTIONS AND SOME OF THE PROFESSORS ARE TEACHING 12 HOURS WEEK MAYBE THEY NEED TO TEACH A FEW MORE HOURS A WEEK. WHAT WE NEED TO FIRST DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE SEE THE VALUE IN EVERY PERSON NO MATTER WHAT THEIR JOB IS. THE ONLY PATHWAY TO SUCCESS IS NOT A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE THAT’S VERY GOOD, MY SON IS A FOUR YEAR GRADUATE FROM BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY. HE GRADUATED AND PAID FOR HIS COLLEGE DEBT.THAT’S GREAT. SOME PEOPLE NEED HELP. THERE IS SOMETHING WORKING A GENEROUS FAMILY WHERE PEOPLE CAN VOLUNTEER AND HAVE SOME OF THEIR DEBTS FORGIVEN BASED ON HOURS OF SERVICE. THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS WE CAN DO TO HELP WITH THOSE THINGS. BUT SAYING NO DEBT FOR COLLEGE AND HAVING TO WORK TO PAY THAT OFF, I DON’T THINK IS A WAY WE WANT TO GO BECAUSE THERE’S A LOT OF LESSONS TO BE LEARNED IN HAVING TO WORK HARD TO MAKE SURE YOU SUCCEED. I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN DO AND A LOT OF THINGS I’VE DONE PENNSYLVANIA THAT WE COULD USE AS A MODEL FOR WASHINGTON DC. THAT WOULD BE MY

THOUGHTS >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER, MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> I DON’T BELIEVE THAT CRIPPLING DEBT SHOULD BE A HARD LESSON PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN. I THINK THAT HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREER AND TECHNICAL TRAINING ARE GREAT INVESTMENTS IN OUR PEOPLE. THEY SHOW FOR EXAMPLE AN AVERAGE OF $1 MILLION IN INCREASED EARNINGS OVER CAREER VERSUS SOMEBODY WITH A HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE I SEE THIS CRIPPLING BURDEN WE ARE PUTTING ON OUR STUDENTS IN MY CLASSROOM. I HAVE STUDENTS THAT HAVE TO MISS CLASS BECAUSE IT’S THE ONLY TIME THAT THE FOOD PANTRY ON CAMPUS IS OPEN. THAT’S HOW BADLY WE HAVE FAILED THE STUDENTS ARE PAYING SO MUCH FOR SCHOOL THAT THEY CANNOT AFFORD FOOD. THE STATISTICS ABOUT WHAT IS DOING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION AND HOW IT’S HOLDING THEM BACK ON GETTING MARRIED, BUYING A HOUSE, BUYING A CAR OR STARTLING. IT DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION. IT’S CRITICAL THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE JOBS AVAILABLE ON THE OTHER SIDE. I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE COULD DO IS LOOK AT MORE DEBT FORGIVENESS PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WHO GO INTO PUBLIC SERVICE ESPECIALLY IN RURAL COMMUNITIES LIKE OURS. THERE ARE SO MANY NEEDS THAT WE HAVE IN HEALTHCARE AND EDUCATION AND IN GOVERNMENT WORK I THINK IT’S A GREAT MATCH I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE IT’S GOING INTO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COVERING HALF THE COST OF YEAR OF TUITION WHEN THE NEED-BASED IF THEY COULD GO TO COLLEGE IF IT’S THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THEM. IT’S A GREAT INVESTMENT IN OUR PEOPLE AND A GREAT INVESTMENT IN THE DISTRICT OUR UNIVERSITIES CONTRIBUTE SO MUCH TO THIS ECONOMY. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I HAVE TO MENTION THAT I HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE IN THE FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES THAT ARE REALLY DRIVING TO THIS DEAD BUBBLE , DEBT BUBBLE >>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MARC FRIEDENBERG. WOULD LIKE TO REBUTTAL. FRED KELLER ACERO REBUTTAL YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS >>> I DID NOT SAY THAT COLLEGE DEBT SHOULD BE A PENALTY I SHOULD SAY THAT PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE SKIN IN THE GAME AND GOING TO COLLEGE IT DID NOT SAY THAT WE COULD LOOK AT TRANSPARENCY THERE WERE YOU KNOW WITH THE FOUR-YEAR DEGREE WOULD COST AND WITH THE LOANS TO PAY BACK WOULD BE AND THAT YOU WOULD ALSO KNOW WITH THE JOB PLACEMENT IS IN THE EARNINGS. SO WE CAN LOOK AT THAT. I KNOW MY OPPONENT IS TALKING ABOUT THIS AND I WOULD CHALLENGE HIM AND ASK HIM IF HE IS TEACHING COLLEGE CLASSES FOR FREE SO STUDENTS HAVE LESS DEBT LET’S PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER. THAT BRINGS US TO THE FIRST ROUND OF QUESTIONS NOW TO THE SECOND ROUND. MARK LAWRENCE WILL BEGIN THE SECOND ROUND OF QUESTIONS HIS QUESTION WILL FIRST BE BY, ANSWERED BY MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> MARK, SECOND AMENDMENT LIST TALK ABOUT GUN LAWS. WITH COMMON SENSE CHANGES IN GUN LAWS DO YOU FAVOR ? WE HEAR ABOUT FIXING NEXT, UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, SENATOR TOOMEY TALKS ABOUT PEOPLE NOT BUYING GUNS IF THEY ARE ON THE NO-FLY LIST, COMMON SENSE CHANGES IN GUN LAWS , PROTECTING THE SECOND AMENDMENT THAT WOULD MAKE US SAFER >>> ABSOLUTELY AM A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT. MOREOVER THE PENNSYLVANIA CONSTITUTION EVEN GOES FURTHER IN PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS RELATING TO GUNS. BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THERE ARE SOME COMMON SENSE CHANGES WE CAN MAKE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE KEEPING THE GUNS ONLY IN THE HANDS OF GOOD GUYS AND OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE BAD GUYS. THE PENNSYLVANIA RED FLAG LAW THAT RECENTLY PASSED WHICH MY OPPONENT VOTED FOR, I THINK YOU FOR THAT IS A GREAT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE KEEPING GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF DOMESTIC ABUSERS. THE NUMBER ONE GUN RELATED CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES IN PENNSYLVANIA IS SUICIDE. PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUICIDAL TENDENCIES SHOW SIGNS. THE SIGNS CAN BE PICKED UP BY FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US PUT IN PLACE A SYSTEM WHERE FOLLOWING THE JUDGE’S INVOLVEMENT AND DUE PROCESS, WE CAN TEMPORARILY TAKE AWAY SOMEONE’S GUNS WILDLY POTENTIALLY WOULD POSE A THREAT TO SOMEONE ELSE OR OTHERS AND THEN RETURN THE GUN AFTER THAT MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HAS PASSED WHICH THEY ALMOST DO THIS IS ACTUALLY EVEN MORE LENIENT OR FLEXIBLE THAN PENNSYLVANIA’S CURRENT SYSTEM. I THINK IT’S A COMMONSENSE MEASURE WE NEED TO TAKE BALANCING SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG FRED KELLER >>> I DID SUPPORT SOME COMMON SENSE LEGISLATION DEALING WITH , HE DIDN’T DEAL WITH LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AT THAT WITH PEOPLE BREAKING THE LAW. I AM A LIFE MEMBER OF THE NRA I AM ENDORSED BY THE NRA BECAUSE I AND COME UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT. I HAVE SOME THAT I STAND UP AND DO WHAT’S RIGHT IS ADMITTED BY MY OPPONENT. BUT EVIDENTLY HIS POSITION AS CHANGE BECAUSE HE POSTED ON HIS WEBSITE CALLING FOR BANDS OF FIREARMS THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE ARE HEARING HERE TONIGHT. THE POINT IS THAT THAT SECOND AMENDMENT IN THE CONSTITUTION PROTECTS EVERY OTHER AMENDMENT WE HAVE. WE NEED TO STOP FOCUSING ON THE INSTRUMENT THAT SOMEONE USES TO INFLICT VIOLENCE ON PEOPLE, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE ACTIONS OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING. BY CHANGING THE GUN LAWS, OR DOING ANY OF

THOSE THINGS, WHICH MY OPPONENT HAS CALLED TO DO, THEN CLASSES OF FIREARMS IS NOT GOING TO FALL TO THE GROUND WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROTECT ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS NOT JUST THE ONES PEOPLE WANT TO PICK AND CHOOSE MARK YOU KNOW THE BACKGROUND CHECKS AND STUFF I GAVE THE STATE POLICE STUFF ON THE RADIO WE DISCUSSED ALL THE CHECKS WE ALREADY DO ON STATE POLICE THANK YOU >>> ALL RIGHT, MOVING ON. THE NEXT QUESTION WILL COME FROM AND THEN HE AND TO ANSWER FIRST, FRED KELLER >>> THE NUMBER REPORTED HATE CRIMES HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE ACCORDING TO THE MOST RECENT FBI REPORT IN NOVEMBER THAT INCLUDED NUMBERS DUE 2017. WHAT DO YOU THINK CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE DOING TO ADDRESS THIS? >>> THE FIRST THING I WANT TO SAY IS THERE IS NO TOLERANCE FOR HAITI THAT’S JUST WRONG. WE ARE NOT IN A COUNTRY BUILT ON HAIGHT. WERE ON THE COUNTRY THAT WAS BUILT ON COMPROMISE BACK TO THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS ON RESPECTED RECOGNIZING EVERYBODY’S ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE. I THINK THAT WE NEED TO START TALKING TO PEOPLE IN A MANNER WHERE WE TALK WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY AND DON’T TALK TO PEOPLE AND DON’T INFLAME SITUATIONS. ON ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER AN ISSUE AS ADULTS I CAN LOOK AT A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU LOOK AT SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOU LOOK AT THE TELEVISION AND SEE WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND OUR NATION. A LOT OF IT IS STARTED BY ADULTS THAT ARE EITHER FROM HOLLYWOOD OR POLITICS AND THEY DON’T TREAT EACH OTHER WITH RESPECT AND LISTEN. THE FIRST THING I THINK WE NEED TO DO IS LAY DOWN ALL OF OUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE A LITTLE BIT FIRST BEFORE WE. THAT UP AND SEND OUT A MESSAGE THAT MIGHT BE HATEFUL OR MIGHT TREAT SOMEBODY POORLY. I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF BLAME TO GO AROUND WHEN YOU LOOK AT TELEVISION, ACTIONS OF PEOPLE , WHETHER IT’S IN POLITICS, HOLLYWOOD, WHEREVER IT IS THAT TREAT PEOPLE POORLY. IT ALL BEGINS WITH US FOR GOING TO DO IT, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE START HERE AND HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE FOR US >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER, MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> WE HAVE A CRISIS, ARISING TIDE OF WHITE NATIONALISM AND EXTREMISM THAT HAVE ATTACKED PEOPLE AT THE PLACES OF WORSHIP, TAXES SYNAGOGUES IN PITTSBURGH, SAN DIEGO, PEOPLE IN MY COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY THOSE AS HAVE ALL AMERICANS AND PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. THESE ISSUES ARE NOT ONES WHERE WE HAVE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES. THESE ARE CLEAR BLACK AND WHITE ISSUES. THESE ARE ISSUES WHERE PEOPLE’S RHETORIC AND I WILL IN PARTICULAR SAY THE PRESIDENT’S RHETORIC SAYING THERE ARE VERY FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES HAVE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT FOR PEOPLE TO SEEK TO DO HARM. PEOPLE ARE GETTING RADICALIZED ON INTERNET ON REDDIT, TWITTER, HN, THEY ARE GETTING RADICALIZED DEFINING EACH OTHER, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY DON’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS TO BROADCAST THEMSELVES, TO BROADCAST THEIR HATE. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THE RHETORIC HAS TO COME FROM THE TOP WHETHER WE LIKE THE PRESIDENT OR NOT ON POLICY, RHETORIC MATTERS IT REQUIRES REAL MORAL LEADERSHIP TO SAY IT’S NOT OKAY TO SAY THAT THERE ARE VERY FINE PEOPLE IN SIZE. WE HAVE TO TAKE A STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT AND ADVANCED WHITE NATIONALISM >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG LET’S MOVE ON TO THE LAST QUESTION AROUND TOOL , TO TO ROUND TWO, THE FIRST ONE TO ANSWER WILL BE MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> WHAT WOULD YOU DO IS A MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO PROTECT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND PROMOTE OUR NATIONAL DISPENSE READINESS? >>> AMERICA IS THE MOST TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. BECAUSE OF THAT, WE ARE ALSO THE MOST WONDERFUL TO CYBER ATTACKS. VULNERABLE TO CYBER ATTACKS. ONE THING WE SAW OUT OF THE ROBERT MUELLER REPORT IS OUR ELECTORAL SYSTEM IS VULNERABLE NOT JUST THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA BUT THE CAMPAIGNS ATTEMPTS TO GET ACCESS TO STATE AND COUNTY VOTER ROLLS AND TO HACK INTO THE MANUFACTURERS OF VOTING EQUIPMENT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. I’M GLAD YOU’RE IN PENNSYLVANIA WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF UPGRADING OUR VOTING MACHINES TO SUPPORT A VOTER VERIFIABLE PAPER TRAIL BUT UNDERSTAND IT IS PUTTING A SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL BURDEN ON OUR COUNTIES TO UPGRADE THE MACHINES. I THINK THESE ARE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE COMING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, I THINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO HELP REQUIRE , RECOVER THE COST FOR THE COUNTY. IT IS CLEAR THAT EVERYONE’S VOTE NEEDS TO BE COUNTED AND COUNTED FAIRLY CYBERSECURITY IS IMPORTANT NOT BOTH FOR OUR VOTING SYSTEM BEFORE POWER GRIDS, AIRLINES, COMMERCIAL AND MODERN AMERICAN LIFE. THAT IS THE AREA WHERE I

CAN CONTRIBUTE MOST PARTICULAR EXPERTISE TO CYBERSECURITY MAKE SURE WHERE MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS AND INVESTING WISELY IN OUR CYBERSECURITY HERE IN THE HOMELAND >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG, FRED KELLER >>> THE QUESTION WAS ABOUT OUR NATIONAL SECURITY WHICH IS NOT LIMITED TO CYBERSECURITY WOULD BE SECURITY OF EVERY PERSON IN OUR NATION AND OUR ELECTIONS. I AM HERE TO SAY THAT NOTHING WOULD IRRITATE THE RUSSIANS MORE THAN IF WE ALL GOT TOGETHER AND FIGURED OUT A WAY OR WHAT HAPPENED OUT OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN. IF WE WANT TO DO THAT PART OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE GOES BACK TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE AVAILABLE NATURAL GAS AND PIPELINE SO WE CAN GET OUR NATURAL GAS TO THE NEW ENGLAND STATES RUSSIAN NATURAL GAS CAME INTO THE BOSTON HARBOR TO FUEL AMERICAN HOMES. OUR ALLIES ARE BUYING GAS FROM PEOPLE WHO DO NOT SHARE INTEREST. WHY NOT DEVELOP OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND BECOME ENERGY INDEPENDENT NOT ONLY FOR OURSELVES BUT ALSO FOR OUR ALLIES AND STOP TRANSFERRING WEALTH TO NATIONS THAT IS NOT LIKE US THAT IS ONE THING THAT WILL GO A VERY VERY LONG WAY MAKING SURE WE GET NATIONAL SECURITY. MY OPPONENT MENTIONED THE ROBERT MUELLER REPORT. THERE A LOT OF THINGS IN THE ROBERT MUELLER REPORT AND THE ONE THING HE SAID THERE WAS NO COLLUSION ON THE PART OF THE PRESIDENT OR HIS CAMPAIGN. LET’S GET TOGETHER MAKE SURE WE SEND A MESSAGE TO EVERY NATION THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO MEDDLE IN OUR ELECTIONS AND WERE GONNA MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN. AS I SAID EARLIER, NOTHING WILL IRRITATE THE RUSSIANS MORE IF HE WOULD GET TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE WE FIX THE PROBLEM INSTEAD OF SITTING HERE TRYING TO DELEGITIMIZE AN ELECTION THAT TOOK PLACE IN 2016 >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER, MARC FRIEDENBERG REQUESTED A REBUTTAL, MARC FRIEDENBERG 30 SECONDS >>> OF SHAME ON YOU FRED KELLER TO SAY IT’S UNIMPORTANT THAT WE GO BACK AND LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 26th ELECTION WE KNOW THAT THE RUSSIANS TRIED TO INTERFERE IN THE 2018 ELECTION WE KNOW WE ARE GOING TO DO IT IN 2019 AND THEY WILL DO IT IN 2020. THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI SAID LAST WEEK THE RUSSIANS HACKING EFFORTS ARE AT 365 DAY A YEAR OPERATION. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING POLITICAL DISTANCE OF THAT NEEDS TO BRING EVERY AMERICAN TOGETHER. OUR ELECTORAL SECURITY MUST BE ABSOLUTELY UNQUESTIONABLE >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG ALL RIGHT. WE MOVE ON TO ROUND THREE OF OUR QUESTIONS. AND BEGINNING ROUND THREE WILL BE AND DANNY HE AND SHE WILL BE POSING THE QUESTION FIRST TWO FRED KELLER >>> THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO HAVE AN INCREASING DEBT BURDEN THAT POSTED ANOTHER RECORD THIS YEAR REACHING MORE THAN $22 TRILLION ON THE FEDERAL DEFICIT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO GROW WITH THE PERCENTAGE OF DDP. HOW MUCH OF A PRIORITY DO YOU THINK THAT IS AND IF IT IS A PRIORITY, WHAT YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS IT >>> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION I TELL YOU IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE DONE. IT’S WHAT MY OPPONENT WHEN HE BECAME HIS PARTY’S NOMINEE SAID WAS HIS PRIORITIES WHICH IS THE GREEN NEW DEAL WHICH WILL COST $90 TRILLION IN MEDICARE FOR ALL WHICH IS ANOTHER $92 TRILLION HE POSTED A VIDEO ON HIS WEBSITE SAYING HE WANTED TO RACE TRACK, TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS TO PAY FOR IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE. THAT DOESN’T FIX IT. WHAT FIXES IT IS MAKING SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD STRONG ECONOMY AND WE TRAIN PEOPLE AND THERE’S JOB READINESS FOR PEOPLE IN THE TRADE IN COLLEGE AND ALL AVENUES OF EDUCATION. WHAT HAPPENS IS MORE DISSIPATE IN THE WORKFORCE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE READY TO GO AND YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY DOWN DEBT BECAUSE HE WON’T HAVE AS MANY PEOPLE ON THE SIDELINES LOOKING FOR WORK. ONE THING IS A STRONG ECONOMY, TRAINING FOR JOBS, AND MAKING SURE THAT WE DON’T INVEST IN THE KIND OF PROGRAMS THAT MY OPPONENT BRAGGED ABOUT BEING EXCITED TO CAMPAIGN FOR WHICH IS THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND MEDICARE FOR ALL THAT WILL COST OVER $100 TRILLION. THE BUDGET IS LIKE FOR TRILLION OR FOUR OR 5 TRILLION SOMEWHERE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD WE CAN AFFORD TO DO THAT. WE NEED TO BE LOOKING UP POLICIES THAT PUT, DON’T PUT AMERICAN JOBS, WORKERS FAMILIES AT RISK BY BANKRUPTING THEM ON THINGS THAT EVEN NANCY PELOSI SAYS WE CANNOT DO >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER, MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> I WOULD LIKE TO THANK FRED KELLER FOR MAKING MY POINT FOR ME. THE FIGURES HE STATES THAT COSTS ABSOLUTELY ABSURD SHOWS A FUNNY LACK OF RESPECT FOR THE AMERICAN VOTER FOR THE WAY THESE FIGURES THAT ARE MANY MANY MULTIPLES OF WHATEVER GDP IS. IT’S A LOT OF FEAR MONGERING. IT SHOWS WEAKNESS. IT SHOWS A CONCERN OF WANTING TO STICK HIS HEAD IN THE FAN RATHER THAN TACKLING THE BIG ISSUES. WE HAD A GOP TAX BILL THAT WAS PASSED IN DECEMBER 2017. IT ADDED $1.5 TRILLION TO THE DEFICIT. 83% OF THE BENEFITS OF THAT WENT TO THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS AND CORPORATIONS AND A LITTLE BIT WENT TO THE WORKING CLASS BUT THOSE ARE

TEMPORARY CUTS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MIDDLE-CLASS TAX CUTS BECOME PERMANENT. THAT WILL PUT MORE MONEY INTO WORKERS POCKETS, MORE MONEY INTO PEOPLE’S POCKETS, AND STIMULATE OUR ECONOMY THAT WAY. WE CANNOT LET THE WEALTHY AMERICANS AND CORPORATIONS BY OUR POLITICIANS, GET THE TAX LAWS REWRITTEN IN THEIR FAVOR, AND KEEP PUSHING THE REST OF US DOWN, AND DOWN, AND DOWN. WE ARE IN A CYCLE WHERE IT DOESN’T WORK FOR US. WE ARE IN A WINNER TAKE ALL ECONOMY RIGHT NOW THE WINNERS ARE IN PHILADELPHIA, PITTSBURGH, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, THE BIG CITIES. BUT WE ARE SEEING IN DISTRICTS LIKE OURS, WE ARE SEEING PEOPLE WITH WAGES WERE BUT WE REALLY HAVE PEOPLE GRADUATING FROM THE SCHOOL AND THEY LEAVE THE DISTRICT AND NEVER COME BACK BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES HERE. WE CAN’T LET THAT WINNER TAKE ALL ECONOMY CONTINUE. WE AT THE TO MAKE THE MIDDLE-CLASS TAX CUTS PERMANENT >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG FRED KELLER REQUESTED A REBUTTAL YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS >>> IT SEEMS THAT MY OPPONENT HAS CHANGED HIS POSITION. MY POSITION WITH MAKING THE TAX CUTS PERMIT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS. IN FACT I WAS AT ALLISON CRANE AND RINGING TODAY AND I WAS ALSO PATTON TRUCKING BECAUSE OF THOSE BILLS, BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUTS, THOSE EMPLOYERS EMPLOY MORE PEOPLE AND THEY WERE SMALL PEOPLE. THEY ARE PEOPLE RIGHT HERE IN THE DISTRICT CREATING GOOD PAYING JOBS. MY OPPONENT IN HIS OWN VIDEOS THAT HE WANTED TO RAISE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS SO THEY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE. THAT WAS ON HIS WEBSITE >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER >>> WE MOVE ON NOW TO THE NEXT QUESTION. IS GOING TO BE POSED BY LAURA JENSEN IN THE FIRST ANSWER WILL BE MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF A MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO PROTECT SEX, SOCIAL SECURITY ? >>> PROTECTING SOCIAL SECURITY IS CRITICAL. I MENTIONED EARLIER WE MET AT THE $1.5 TRILLION TO THE DEFICIT. WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE NEXT PAGE AND REPUBLICANS PLAYBOOK IT’S GOING TO BE. THEY ARE GOING TO USE IT AS AN EXCUSE TO TARGET PROGRAMS LIKE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID AND SOCIAL SECURITY. THE PRESIDENTS RECENT BUDGET PROPOSAL CALLED FOR $20 BILLION IN CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY AND OVER $800 BILLION IN CUTS TO MEDICARE AND MEDICAID. WE KNOW WHAT’S COMING AND IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY. THE CORPORATE GROWTH WHICH IS ACCORDING TO MY OPPONENT , WHICH IS SUPPORTING MY OPPONENT IS AN EXTREME MIX GROUP TURNING YOUR RETIREMENT SAVINGS INTO A SLUSH FUND. THE UNITED STATES HAS A GUARANTEE WE ON OUR PROMISES. IF YOU PAY INTO THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM THAT’S YOUR MONEY YOU’RE ENTITLED TO IT THAT’S A PROMISE WE MADE TO YOU THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO TO MAKE THE PROGRAM MORE SOLVENT AND TO EXPAND BENEFITS. ONE OF THE THINGS A CALL FOR US LIFTING THE CAP ON PAYROLL TAXES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY WAGES. RIGHT NOW AFTER ABOUT $130,000 IN INCOME, THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS AS THE EARTH, EARN EACH DOLLAR MORE DO NOT PAY THE SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM FOR THAT. THAT IS NOT FAIR. THEY ARE PAYING A LESSER PERCENTAGE OF SOCIAL SECURITY THAN THE REST OF US ARE LIKE TO SEE US LIFT THAT >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG, FRED KELLER >>> I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION THIS IS ONE THAT WAS MENTIONED ON THE RADIO. EVIDENTLY IN ADDITION TO BEING A PROFESSOR MY OPPONENT IS A MIND READER, READER HE KNOWS WITHIN PEOPLE’S MINDS. THE FIRST THING I WILL SAY IS THE SOCIAL SECURITY IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT. SOCIAL SECURITY IS EARNED. HE EARNED THAT. HE PAID FOR IT. I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS SAFE FOR PEOPLE RENT TO RETIRE. WHAT HAPPENED SOCIAL SECURITY OVER THE YEARS, IS THAT POLITICIANS ARE PEOPLE WITH BIG IDEAS WHO GOT INTO LOCKED IT, ELECTED INTO OFFICE, NOT NECESSARILY POLITICIANS, THEY CAME UP WITH IDEAS THAT RATED THE FUND FOR THINGS THAT WERE IMPORTANT TO THEM. NOT THINGS THAT WERE IMPORTANT FOR THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENTED. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY, YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT MARC FRIEDENBERG’S EXCITEMENT WHEN IT BECAME THEIR NOMINEE. TO CAMPAIGN ON WORKING ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND MEDICARE FOR ALL. THOSE WERE NOT ABOUT CHOICES. THE GREEN NEW DEAL IS ABOUT THE CAR YOU DRIVE, THE HOUSE YOU LIVE IN, THE FOOD YOU EAT, AND THE MEDICARE FOR ALL SYSTEM IS NOT ABOUT THE CARE, IT’S ABOUT CONTROL. WHEN I AM TALKING TO THE PEOPLE AND THE 12th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT , THEY DON’T WANT GOVERNMENT CONTROLLING THE LIVES. THEY DON’T WANT GOVERNMENT TELLING THEM THOSE THINGS. THEY WANT TO CONTROL THEIR GOVERNMENT THUS THE BIG DIFFERENCE IN OUR TWO CANDIDATES >>> THANK YOU FRED KELLER, MARC FRIEDENBERG REQUESTED A REBUTTAL YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS >>> WE HEARD THESE LINES A NUMBER OF TIMES IT DOESN’T TAKE A MIND READER TO KNOW WHERE FRED KELLER IS THAT WE COULD LOOK AT HIS RECORD AT HARRISBURG’S LONG CAREER THERE. HE VOTED IN LOCKSTEP WITH THIS PARTY 100% OF THE TIME. HE HAS NEVER WRITTEN ANY MEANINGFUL LEGISLATION AND IS SPONSORED ANY LEGISLATION HE

DOES WHAT HE’S TOLD. WHY WE TAKE SOMEBODY WHO HASN’T PERFORMED WELL IN HARRISBURG AND SEND HIM TO WASHINGTON. HE WILL MOVE IN LOCKSTEP AND SUPPORT THE TARGETS ON SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID >>> I WILL ALLOW 30 MORE SECONDS FOR REBUTTAL FOR FRED KELLER STRUCK AGAIN, MARC FRIEDENBERG GOT HIS FACTS WRONG. I STOOD UP AND HELP SOLAR ENERGY AND PENNSYLVANIAS PART OF THE FISCAL CODE. I WORKED ON THE TRANSPORTATION BILL. I ALSO DID A RECYCLING BILL THAT HELPED KELLY TOWNSHIP UNION COUNTY. I BROUGHT MONEY BACK TO THE DISTRICT FOR WATERSHED RECLAMATION, I HELPED PREVENT A TIRE BURNER FROM BEING BUILT IN UNION COUNTY. MY CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT RESULTS, MY PERFORMANCES ABOUT RESULTS, NOT ABOUT JUST TRYING TO DEGRADE SOMEBODY. THE THINGS I’M SAYING ABOUT MY OPPONENT HE HAS PASTED ON THIS WEBSITE >>> AT THE MOVE ALONE. MARK LAWRENCE IS THE NEXT QUESTION >>> LET’S TALK ABOUT NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING OR CAMPAIGNING IN GENERAL. HAVE YOU SAID ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR OPPONENT THAT YOU KNOW IS UNTRUE ? HAS HE SAID ANYTHING ABOUT YOU THAT YOU KNOW IS UNTRUE ? MAYBE WE WILL END UP REVISITING SOCIAL SECURITY OR THE NEVER VOTING AGAINST YOUR PARTY COMMENT AGAIN ? THIS IDEA THAT EACH CANDIDATE CAN SAY SOMETHING UNTRUE ABOUT THE OTHER >>> MY RECORD, MY WORD IS AS STRONG AS THAT. I’VE BEEN AN ISSUE MANY TIMES. I DO MY RESEARCH. I DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE. I’VE NEVER VOTED IN LOCKSTEP WITH ANYBODY THAT IS FALSE. IN FACT, I VOTED ON A BILL FOR REDISTRICTING BACK IN 2012 FOR THE DEMOCRATS. I WAS THE ONLY REPUBLICAN WHO DID IT IT WAS A MIKE STERLING MOORE BILL IS MY RECORD. THE THINGS I BRING UP ABOUT MY OPPONENT, HE POSTED THE VIDEO TAXING THE MIDDLE CLASS ON HIS OWN WEBSITE. HE RECORDED IT, HE POSTED IT. AND THEN HE SAYS IT WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. IT’S OFF HIS WEBSITE IT’S WHAT HE SAID. IF, IF IT’S OUT OF CONTEXT AND HE DIDN’T MEAN TO SAY THAT, WHAT HE SHOULD’VE DONE WITH LOOK AT IT BEFORE HE POSTED IT. AND THEN RECORDED WHAT HE MEANT TO SAY HE DIDN’T DO THAT. I DON’T SAY THINGS AND ANYBODY THAT KNOWS ME AND I KNOW THAT MARK CAN’T ANSWER THIS I MUST SAY THINGS WITHOUT DOING MY HOMEWORK AND KNOWING THE FACTS. THAT IS NOT NEGATIVE, THAT IS POINTING OUT WHERE WE STAND ON ISSUES MARK SAYS THE SECOND AMENDMENT BUT HE CALLED ON THE BAN OF CERTAIN CLASS OF FIREARMS. SAID HE WAS IN FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL HE’S EXCITED ABOUT IT NOW IS DIFFERENT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT MARC FRIEDENBERG WERE GOING TO EXPECT TO SEE ON MAY 27 >>> MARC FRIEDENBERG. I WILL POLITELY >>> I WILL POLITELY DECLINE THE OFFER FROM MY OPPONENT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANTS. THAT IS A PATHETIC WAY OF TAKING A VIDEO OUT OF CONTEXT FROM A YEAR AND HALF AGO. I WAS DEAD SET AGAINST THOSE HUGE PERMANENT TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS AND CORPORATIONS. I KNOW YOU WERE IN FAVOR AT THEM. BUT I SUPPORT PERMANENT LARGE TAX CUTS FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS THAT WILL STIMULATE OUR ECONOMY. THAT WILL DELIVER THE KIND OF GROWTH WE NEED IN THIS DISTRICT AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE HIGH-PAYING JOBS, FAMILY SUSTAINING WAGES, THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO. I THINK THAT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE WE RESPECT THE MEDIA THE ONLINE MEDIA, PRINT MEDIA, TV MEDIA, RADIO MEDIA AND THE ROLE THEY PLAYED IN INFORMING THE VOTERS OF THIS DISTRICT. THAT’S WHERE NOT ONLY THE FACT CHECKING CAN HAPPEN BUT THINGS LIKE DEBATES WHERE WE CAN SEE WHERE THE TWO CANDIDATES REALLY STAND. I THINK THAT’S ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL >>> WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME SO WE WILL MOVE ON, WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO DO AN ENTIRE ROUND OF QUESTIONS. SO THE QUESTION WILL BE FROM LAURA JENSEN IN THE FIRST ANSWER WILL BE MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> ARE YOU PREPARED TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE AND WORK IN A BIPARTISAN MANNER TO AFFECT POSITIVE CHANGE IN CONGRESS OR WILL YOU FIGHT TO THE END TO GET THE RESULTS YOU BELIEVE IN ON ANY GIVEN ISSUE, >>> THERE ARE ISSUES WHICH WE ABSOLUTELY NEED TO ADDRESS AND ADDRESS IMMEDIATELY IN THIS COUNTRY. WE CANNOT RELY ON PEOPLE’S PARTY LABELS BEING THE PREDICTOR OF HOW THEY WILL VOTE ON EVERY SINGLE ISSUE. THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE FAR TOO IMPORTANT. I WOULD PUT INFRASTRUCTURE AND JOBS AT THE TOP. LOOKS LIKE RECENTLY THERE HAS BEEN FORWARD MOMENTUM ON A FEDERAL INFRASTRUCTURE BILL. I THINK THAT’S GREAT, THE DEVIL IS ALWAYS IN THE DETAILS. THAT I KNOW THAT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE WILLING TO WORK ON THE. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN ON BETTER CHEAPER HEALTH CAROLYN EVERYBODY. WE HAD A HEALTHCARE CRISIS IN THIS COUNTRY. I THINK PEOPLE ARE READY TO SEE SOME COMMON SENSE THINGS BE DONE. I AM SHOCKED THAT IS 2019 WE DON’T YET HAVE MEDICARE READY TO NEGOTIATE PACIFIC, PRESCRIPTION DRUG CRISIS. THIS IS WHAT EVERYONE WANTS WHAT WE

NEED TO HAVE THEM IMMEDIATELY THERE ONCE WAS A TIME WHERE BOTH PARTIES AGREED THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY’S VOTE COUNTED EQUALLY. I THINK THAT STILL THE CASE. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE SYSTEM IS SECURE. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE GET AS MANY PEOPLE VOTING AS POSSIBLE I HOPE EVERYONE TURNS OUT TO VOTE ON MAY 21 INCLUDING INDEPENDENT VOTERS. WE ALSO NEED TO OPEN UP THE PRIMARY SYSTEM AND HAVE EVERYBODY COME OUT AND VOTING ON THE PRIMARY SYSTEM MAKING SURE YOU GET PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT OUR VALUES >>> THE QUESTION WAS ON WORKING ACROSS THE AISLE AND GETTING THINGS DONE. AGAIN, I KNOW MY OPPONENT HAS CALLED ME A LONG TIME POLITICIAN. I’VE BEEN IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVER EIGHT YEARS ELECTED THE FIRST TIME BY MY FELLOW CITIZENS. BECAUSE I DID WHAT I SAID I WAS GOING TO DO I KEPT MY WORD AND GOT ELECTED FOUR TIMES. WORKING ACROSS THE AISLE, JEAN PASCUA LEE LAST YEAR SENT ME A NOTE SAYING HEY HERE IS WHAT YOU’VE DONE WITH ME IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. THEN HE SAID WE WORK ON MANY THINGS TOGETHER TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR PENNSYLVANIA FAMILIES. THAT’S NOT ME SAYING IT THAT’S THE GENERAL SAYING IT. I WORKED WITH HIM ON LEGISLATION AND THE GOVERNOR AND BOTH HOUSES AND BOTH PARTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. WE DID PENSION REFORM, WE DID SOME THINGS ON LIQUOR PRIVATIZATION, MY RECORD OF BEING ABLE TO REACH ACROSS THE AISLE AND GET THINGS DONE IS VERY SOLID THE THING IS WHAT I DO IS I LOOK AT STUFF AND A LOOK AT WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE DISTRICT THAT I REPRESENT CURRENTLY. AND I READ THE BILLS. I DO THE RESEARCH AND I PUT TOGETHER A COALITION TO GET THINGS DONE. I KNOW MY OPPONENT TRY TO TAG ME I’M NOT DOING ANYTHING BUT HE HASN’T DUG DEEP ENOUGH ON WHAT I DO AND THE OTHER THING I WOULD SAY IS THERE IS NO I IN TEAM. IF YOU’RE DOING STUFF TO GET YOUR NAME ON STUFF, THAT’S WHY THINGS DON’T GET DONE. THEY GET DONE BECAUSE YOU ARE PART OF A TEAM TO GET THINGS DONE >>> MARC FRIEDENBERG REQUESTED A REBUTTAL I SAY 30 SECONDS >>> I SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING YOUR LETTER BUT THAT IS A PLATITUDE THAT MAKES PEOPLE UPSET WITH HARRISBURG. IT’S A LOT OF TALK AND NO ACTION. WE’RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN ACTUALLY DELIVER RESULTS. WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS THERE TO DO THE BEST FOR THE DISTRICT AND SOMEONE WHO IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE THEIR TIME AND ENERGY AND ALL OF THEIR DEVOTION AND EVERYTHING WE’VE GOT TO THIS RACE >>> FRED KELLER WILL ANSWER THIS QUESTION FIRST FROM MARK LORENZ >>> THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP OF NOT HE WILL GET ALONG WITH WASHINGTON DC BUT HOW WE LISTEN TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MIGHT BE DEMOCRATS WE KNOW THAT CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS WOULD BE SOMEONE YOU MIGHT AGREE WITH HIM ON, HOW WE LISTEN TO PEOPLE WITH VARYING VIEWS THAN YOU? >>> LET ME FIRST SAY THAT MY WIFE AND I DON’T AGREE ON EVERYTHING AND I LOVE HER DEARLY. IT STARTS RIGHT THERE AND I’VE BEEN MARRIED FOR 34 YEARS. HAVING A MARRIAGE THAT LONG IN THE FAMILY AS GOOD AS I HAVE, YOU LEARN TO COMMUNICATE EVERY RELATIONSHIP IS ABOUT COMMUNICATION WHETHER IT’S IN BUSINESS, FAMILY LIFE, OR GOVERNMENT. THAT’S REALLY WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON I KNOW THAT MARK CANNOT ANSWER THIS BUT I KNOW HE SAID ON HIS SHOW THAT HE SEEMS TO DO A GOOD JOB LISTENING AND DOING WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO DO. THAT’S WHAT I DO I WORK WITH MOM’S DEMAND ACTION LAST YEAR, WE MADE REFERENCE THAT BEFORE. EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE HAD FUNDRAISERS FOR MY OPPONENT LAST YEAR AND THEY ARE HOME, I STILL SAT DOWN, WORKS, GOT STUFF DONE THAT MAKES SENSE. THAT’S HOW I BEHAVE. THAT’S HOW I BEHAVED IN MY FAMILY LIFE. MY VOLUNTEER LIFE THAT SORRY BEHAVED IN BUSINESS THAT’S HOW I BEHAVED AS A MEMBER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY PAST PERFORMANCE IS A SOLID INDICATOR OF FUTURE BEHAVIOR. IN MY PAST PERFORMANCES AS WITNESS BY PEOPLE IN THE PAST YEARS IS THAT I SEE WHAT I MEAN, I MEAN WHAT I SAY, I DO WHAT I DO. IT IS THE RESULT WHEN IT COMES TO ME WORKING FOR PEOPLE. IT’S NOT ABOUT RHETORIC OR ANY OF THE OTHER STUFF OTHER THAN SEEING WHAT WE COULD DO TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR FAMILIES IN PENNSYLVANIA >>> MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> THANK YOU FOR HIGHLIGHTING THAT THE DAMAGE TO MY CAMPAIGNER INDIVIDUALS. I DON’T TAKE A DIME OF CORPORATE PAC MONEY. TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION IT STARTS WITH LOOKING AT OUR SHARED HUMANITY THE PERSON I FAMILY THAT I DISAGREE WITH THE MANY ISSUES POLITICALLY I’VE KNOWN HIM FOR 35 YEARS CASSETTES ON LONG I’VE BEEN ALIVE. I WOULD CONSIDER HIM TO BE A CLAIMANT DENIER THAT IS ONE ISSUE WE DISAGREE ON VEHEMENTLY, BUT THE ROOF OF MY HOUSE THAT WE GREW UP IN IS COVERED BY SOLAR PANELS

BECAUSE HE QUICKLY SAW A RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT. I THINK ITS SAVING MONEY, AND HE’S COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE. THERE ARE A LOT OF ISSUES WHERE IS MORE LIKE A RITTER COURSE WHEN WE PUT ON IT BUT BUT THE MORE YOU TALK TO PEOPLE OPEN UP YOUR HEART TO THEM, THE MORE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE SHARED HUMANITY, YOU FIND THAT THERE IS A LOT MORE WE AGREE ON ANYTHING >>> WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME AND IT’S TIME TO MOVE ON TO THE CLOSING STATEMENTS. THE FIRST TO MAKE A CLOSING STATEMENT WILL BE MARC FRIEDENBERG >>> I HEAR FROM VOTERS ALL THE TIME THAT WE ARE FALLING SHORT OF OUR GOAL OF LEAVING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE THAN WE FOUND IT. NOT EVERYONE GETS THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES WE NEED GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IN FIXING THE PROBLEMS WE ALL FACE. NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN ABLE TO MAKE IT AS ONE INDIVIDUAL ALONE AGAINST THE WORLD. I RECENTLY HEARD A STORY ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN WHO GRADUATED FROM ROSEBORO HIGH. SHE GOT A SCHOLARSHIP TO PITT BRADFORD FOR THEIR PREVENTING VERY PROGRAM. WITHIN A YEAR SHE DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AND WAS WORKING A RETAIL JOB BACK IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY BECAUSE SHE WASN’T PREPARED. SHE DIDN’T HAVE BROADBAND ACCESS AT HER HOME HER SCHOOL, AND LEFT HER LEFT , LESS PREPARED THAN HER PEERS FOR MODERN LEARNING. THIS IS NOT A LAZIER AND INTELLIGENT WOMAN WE FILLED HER BECAUSE WE DID NOT INVEST IN HER EDUCATION. AND LEFT IT TO BIG BUSINESSES LIKE COMCAST TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL. WE ALL FEEL THAT RIGHT. SOME OF US FEEL LIKE WE ARE BEING GROUND TO DUST BY A SYSTEM THAT WAS NOT BUILT TO HELP US SUCCEED. WE CAN DO BETTER IT WILL NOT HAPPEN BY FOLLOWING THE SAME TIRED FORMULAS THAT LETS CORPORATIONS STOPPING TAXES OFFSHORE OUR JOBS, AND POLLUTE OUR ENVIRONMENT. WILL WORK IS INVESTING IN BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE TO CREATE JOBS AND GET US HIGH-SPEED INTERNET GUARANTEE ACCESS AND MEDICARE TO THOSE WHO WANT TO BUY INTO THE PROGRAM AND WE PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY SO THAT HARD-WORKING AMERICANS CAN RETIRE WITH DIGNITY. THESE PROGRAMS MADE AMERICA THE STRONGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND GAVE WORKING AMERICANS A LETTER TO SUCCESS. CAREER POLITICIANS LIKE MY OPPONENT FORGET WHERE THEY COME FROM INSTEAD THEY PULLED THE LETTER UP AND TELL US IT’S OUR FAULT THAT OUR JOBS GOT OFF SHORED JOIN ME IN TAKING BACK OUR GOVERNMENT FROM CAREER HARRISBURG AND WASHINGTON TYPES DURING MEAN FIGHTING FOR WORKING-CLASS VALUES. I’M MARC FRIEDENBERG RUNNING FOR CONGRESS ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT >>> THANK YOU MARC FRIEDENBERG FRED KELLER GETS THE FINAL WORD >>> THANK YOU AS MENTIONED EARLIER MORNING FOR CONGRESS BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT I REALIZED REMAINS ALIVE AND WELL FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. THAT IS THE DREAM LAID OUT BY OUR FOREFATHERS AND PAID FOR BY EVERY TWO, GENERATION OF VETERANS. WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF OUR VETERANS. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT CONFISCATING MONEY. WHOEVER CONTROLS MORE MONEY CONTROLS OR ACTIONS. I BELIEVE YOU SHOULD CONTROL MORE OF YOUR MONEY. MY OPPONENT BELIEVES YOU SHOULD RAISE TAXES ON THE MIDDLE CLASS SO THEY PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE ON HIS WEBSITE THAT IS THE STARK DIFFERENCE ON OUR CAMPAIGN THE OTHER THING IS TALKING ABOUT BRINGING JOBS BACK, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS DONE. THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN GENERATIONS WE’VE DONE THAT HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA. WE GOT REVENUE NUMBERS THAT WE WERE $800 MILLION ABOVE REVENUE ESTIMATE SO FAR THIS YEAR. THAT’S BECAUSE I WORKED WITH MY COLLEAGUES AND YES THEY WERE REPUBLICANS TO MAKE SURE THAT GOVERNOR WOLF DIDN’T REACH MORE DEEPLY INTO THEIR POCKETS TO CONFISCATE THEIR MONEY. AND NOW MORE PEOPLE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE WORKFORCE AND GETTING MORE REVENUE AND THEN SIMPLY BY CONTROLLING MORE THINGS ON HOW YOUR GOVERNMENT DEFINES YOUR LIFE AND CONTROLS YOUR LIFE WITH THINGS LIKE MY OPPONENT SAID HE IS EXCITED ABOUT CAMPAIGNING ON THE GREEN DEAL AND MEDICARE FOR ALL. THAT WOULD COST THE GREEN NEW DEAL WILL COST EVERY PENNSYLVANIA FAMILY $600,000. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO SEND MARC FRIEDENBERG TO CONGRESS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY I WAS CLEAR ON THAT YOU FRIENDED, IT’S YOUR MONEY YOU PAY THE TAXES ON IT HEALTHCARE ABSOLUTELY COVER PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS FIRST LOOK AT TRANSPARENCY AND COMPETITION. THIS CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT RESULTS AND NOT RHETORIC I HAVE DELIVERED CONSISTENTLY OVER MY ENTIRE CAREER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT >>> THAT CONCLUDES THIS DEBATE BETWEEN THE CANDIDATES FOR THE12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SEAT IN THE HOUSE THANKS TO MARC FRIEDENBERG AND FRED KELLER PARTICIPATING IN THANKS TO OUR PANEL WE HOPE YOU FOUND THIS PROGRAM USEFUL AS YOU GO

TO VOTE ON MAY 21 THIS EVENT IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WVIA.ORG. I AM LARRY VOJTKO, THANKS FOR WATCHING, GOOD NIGHT