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9 of the candidates who want to challenge Representative Stefanik in next year’s NY 21 Congressional District election, took the stage for a candidates forum at Clinton Community College. 7 Democrats, a Republican, and an Independent are in the race already, and the field could grow even more in the coming weeks. For many voters, it was their first chance to hear from the candidates on why they’re running. Moderator Pat Bradley from WAMC Public Radio also asked the candidates to weigh in on some specific questions including the storage of empty rail cars in the Adirondack Wilderness, whether Lake Placid should bid on hosting a third Winter Olympics, and whether they back the long-proposed Rooftop Highway across the Northern Tier.

You can watch the entire two-hour forum hosted by North Country R.E.S.P.E.C.T. here.