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October 17, 2012

Archer, Loebsack debate in Newton

Newton — On a night when most political focus was on the Presidential Town Hall debate, the candidates for Iowa's Second Congressional District met for an Iowa Public Television debate in Newton. 

Democrat Dave Loebsack and Republican John Archer took questions from Dean Borg of IPTV, as well as Kay Henderson of Iowa Public Radio and James Lynch of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The candidates were asked about a variety of topics, including whether or not the candidates were satisfied with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's decision to accept the blame for the attack on a US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. 

"I'm very interested in getting to the bottom of what happened," Loebsack said. He wants to find those responsible for the attack and hold them responsible. Loebsack wants to ensure the security of our missions abroad, and began to discuss the world traveling he has done as a Congressman and a former college professor. 

"I understand the security situation," Loebsack said. Henderson pressed him regarding whether or not the security at the embassy was adequate. Loebsack said he would like Congress to conduct a full investigation.

"We have to protect our men and women...as best we can," Archer said. He felt the security was inadequate and wondered why it is taking so long for the federal government to get to the bottom of what happened.

From there, the discussion shifted to domestic issues, specifically the Wind Energy Tax Credit. 

Archer believes the credit should be extended temporarily until the technology advances to a point in which the credit is not needed. He had visited TPI Composites in Newton days before the debate. 

"We can't pull the rug out from under their feet," Archer said. "This is one area I disagree with Governor Romney." Archer supports an extension of the credit for 3-4 years. He blames Congress for being "dysfunctional" in its failure to extend the credit. 

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