Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

This forum was presented by WBKO, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, and Insight Communications.

Two of the three candidates running in the Governor's race participated, businessman, Phil Moffett, and Senate President, David Williams.

The Jefferson County Clerk, Bobbie Holsclaw, originally committed to participate in the forum, but her plans have changed due to the birth of her twin grandchildren.

The videos listed above are the participants answers to the following questions asked during the forum:

1. What are your thoughts on the recently passed 2012 budget by the U.S. House that would change Medicaid into a series of Block Grants for the States?
2. Do you think lawmakers should have been paid during this year's special session when the House adjourned?
3. Do you think Pseudo-ephedrine should be a prescription drug?
4. What age do you think students should be able to drop out of High School? and What programs do you think should be put in place to keep students in schools?
5. What are your thoughts on Charter schools? and Do you believe in not having them caused Kentucky to "lose out" in the Race to the Top?
6. What's your most radical idea to improve public education?
7. Recent events in Japan have raised concerns on nuclear energy. What are your thoughts on Tennessee Valley Authority looking to diversify its sources of power which includes nuclear energy?
8. Do you consider yourself a member of the Tea Party?
9. What influence-if any-do you think the Tea Party has had on politics?
10. Each participant had the chance to ask their opponent a question.
11. Do you support a statewide smoking ban?
12. If you're elected what will you do in your first 100 days to "jump start" the economy by creating new jobs in KY?
13. What are your plans to make KY more attractive to businesses thinking about locating in the commonwealth?
14. Do you think women should be required to see their ultrasound before an abortion?
15. Legislation that failed during the last session included a bill that would ask Washington to reimburse funds used by any state, county, or local government to care for illegal immigrants.
The bill would also encourage State Attorney's general to sue the Federal Government for those funds.
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