News 6th District Republicans Debate: from left, Kathy Afzali, Roscoe Bartlett, David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Robin Ficker, Peter James, Joe Krysztoforski, Brandon Rippeon

Published on March 28th, 2012 | by Len Lazarick

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Full video coverage: 6th District Republicans tackle seven issues

The Republican candidates for the seat in the redrawn 6th Congressional District took part in a two-hour debate Sunday sponsored by AARP Maryland and MarylandReporter.com. It was hosted by the Germantown campus of Montgomery College and videotaped by Montgomery College Television.

The candidates got to introduce themselves and answer questions on seven different topics. Here are the candidates, the topics they were questioned on, and the order and time at which their answers to those topics appear on the video.

0:00 Opening remarks: Welcome by Hank Greenberg, state director of AARP Maryland; moderator Len Lazarick, editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com, explains the debate rules.

06:30 Candidates introduce themselves: Del. Kathy Afzali, U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, Sen. David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Robin Ficker, Peter James, Joe Krysztoforski, Brandon Rippeon

23:00 Retirement savings and Social Security

35:30 Medicare

50:00 Jobs and the economy

1:04:00 Afghanistan and Iran

1:18:30 Energy policy and gasoline prices

1:33:00 Immigration

1:46:00 Give an example of personal leadership

Portions of this debate may be used without permission of the sponsors or hosts; segments of over 30 seconds must credit AARP Maryland,  MarylandReporter.com and Montgomery College.

The Republican debate is being broadcast 12 times on cable channel 10 beginning Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m. The Republican debate will also air:

  • Tuesday, March 27, 9 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 28, 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 29, 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 31, 1 a.m., 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 1, 3 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 2, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2 p.m.
  • 6th District Republicans Debate: from left, Kathy Afzali, Roscoe Bartlett, David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Robin Ficker, Peter James, Joe Krysztoforski, Brandon Rippeon

    6th District Republicans Debate: from left, Kathy Afzali, Roscoe Bartlett, David Brinkley, Robert Coblentz, Robin Ficker, Peter James, Joe Krysztoforski, Brandon Rippeon

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  • Marie2980

    Joe Krysztoforski on the republican side and Ron Little
    on the democrat side were the only two candidates answering the questions
    asked. The other, especially Ficker side stepped the questions. This is the
    second debate I attended for both parties and the results are the same. Little
    and Krysztoforski are answering the questions others nothing but rhetoric.

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