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4th District Congressional Candidates Go Head to Head in Forum

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The two candidates hoping to replace 4th District Congressman Doc Hastings went head to head Wednesday in a forum. The two candidates hoping to replace 4th District Congressman Doc Hastings went head to head Wednesday in a forum.
KENNEWICK, WA - The two candidates hoping to replace 4th District Congressman Doc Hastings went head to head Wednesday in a forum.

Republicans Clint Didier and Dan Newhouse covered everything from tax reform, to Hanford spending and hot issues like immigration.

They do agree on some topics but have different strategies planned if they win.

Didier promises no new taxes and wants to fight big government involvement.

Newhouse mentioned focusing on cutting the national deficit and working with Democrats to find solutions to issues. 

Both candidates agree something has to be done about immigration reform and border security, but have different ideas on how to handle it.

And when it comes to Hanford both candidates agree, it cannot be ignored. 

"We really need the private sector to take the lead over this thing, let the private sector start getting this process completed so that our environment here in our area is safe," Clint Didier said. 

"I think what we have to focus on is maintaining what's coming, not make cuts to that important cleanup effort. We have to make sure that the federal government is strong that it continues and it stays until the cleanup is completed," Dan Newhouse said. 

The candidates also touched on the minimum wage, saying they do not want prices to go up with it.

The general election is set for November 4th. 
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