Hudson, NC Rep. Kissell square off in AARP debate

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM

WINGATE, N.C. (AP) -- The two candidates for a North Carolina congressional seat told older adults they want to protect Social Security and Medicare, but they have different ways of doing so.
 
Democratic Rep. Larry Kissell and Republican challenger Richard Hudson participated in an 8th District debate, sponsored by AARP at Wingate University.
 
Hudson said he's interested in offering people age 40 and younger options to receive traditional Medicare when they're older or to buy private health insurance.  Kissell said it was important to keep promises for Medicare and Social Security and he is worried about talk of privatization and vouchers.
 
Kissell is seeking his third term in Congress. Hudson is a former chief of staff to U.S. House members such as former Rep. Robin Hayes.

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