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Local Activists Have High Expections for Tonight's Debate Submitted: 10/03/2012
RHINELANDER - Heading into tonight's debate we asked around town, what issues are people most looking forward to hearing the candidates debate?

People on both sides of the aisle seem to be looking forward to hearing about the same thing.

"I'm hoping Romney will let us know what his definite plans are tonight," says Ellen McVeigh, from the Oneida County Republicans.

"What you need from Mitt Romney tonight is the question that says, 'And what are the details to your economic plan?'" says Jackie Cody, from the Oneida County Democrats.

"I'm looking for Governor Romney to get specific. I think a lot of the public have not read the plan and so I think he should recap and be specific. Tell us exactly what he's going to do," says Manya Sauernheimer, from the Oneida County Republicans.

But predictions about who will win weren't quite as synchronized.

"Romney, of course," says McVeigh.

"I think Governor Romney going to win the debate tonight based on substance," says Sauernheimer.

"The way the news media plays it up you would think we're talking about a football game here. But it's not a football game, it's too serious for that. I expect people will go away feeling that they have learned something from tonight. And have a feeling about which candidate they believe can best lead this country," says Cody.

The debate airs tonight right here on Newswatch 12 at 8 o'clock.


Story By: Lyndsey Stemm

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