At times during Sunday’s live Congressional debate on KEYT the candidates chose not to answer pointed questions with yes or no answers.
Instead, it appears the Democratic Incumbents Salud Carbajal and his Republican Challenger Justin Fareed stuck to their talking points on issues that came up again and again.
They shared their views on climate change, immigration, homelessness, abortion rights, health care, President Trump, veterans, Steelhead trout, Diablo Canyon, campaign advertisements and more.
Rep. Carbajal said he has broken with his party for the interest of his constituents, while Fareed said he would collaborate across party lines to get things done for his community.
This is Fareed’s third run for Congress and the second time he has run against Carbajal.
In closing statements, they asked viewers for their vote.
“This is going to be the most critical election that we have had here on the Central Coast in a long, long time. There’s a clear distinction here between my opponent and myself, I’m fighting for our future for our community and I will put the priorities of this community and our country above party politics,” said Fareed.
Rep. Salud Carbajal gave the final statements saying, “I’m pro-choice, my opponent is not, I’m against future offshore oil drilling, my opponent is not, I’m for protecting our healthcare and the Affordable Care Act, my opponent is not.”
Both men will be on the campaign trail urging their supporters to vote in the midterm election coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.