SLIPPERY ROCK -In a sometimes testy debate yesterday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Bob Casey Jr. faced sharp criticism from his two lesser-known primary opponents for his positions on abortion, health care, and the Iraq war.
But for 90 minutes in a Slippery Rock University auditorium, Casey kept his attention mostly on the one candidate not in the room: Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.).
"We may have some disagreements on some issues," Casey said, "but we can all agree that this state needs a new U.S. senator and this country needs a new direction."
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above average jane
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My impressions of the debate were similar to my collegues. It was good that didn't rip into each other too much. I thought they were are articulate. I liked Casey going after Santorum but not his lecture at the end. I agree with Jane that he could have dressed for the occassion. If I heard Pinnachio say "living wage" one more time I was going to scream. It sounded like my friends in the Green Party. Alan Sandals came accross like the lawyer he is.
The candidates websites take it out for a spin:
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