Emotions of Local Politicians and Voters Run High After Debate

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-- Echols County, Ga. -- October 17, 2012 --

Republican Congressman Jack Kingston said "I think for base politics, the red meat Democrats, the red meat Republicans, they like to see a good squabble and they saw one."

On Tuesday night President Obama and Governor Romney faced off in the second presidential debate. The candidates were divided on numerous issues. As are their supporters... namely who won the debate.

Laverne Lewis Gaskins is with Obama For America. She said "it was a decisive victory for President Obama. I think he was clear in his message. He was able to articulate the future that he has for America."

Congressman Kingston said "I really think it was a tie. I would like to say that Romney won, but I have to say I think Obama won on some questions."

One topic that did emerge in the debate was women's health and the ability to publicly fund birth control.

Gretchen Quarterman is with the Lowndes County Democratic Party. She said "President Obama understands that women need to be in charge of themselves. In charge of their bodies, in charge of the decisions that they make for themselves."

Congressman Kingston said "birth control is such really a non issue, to the degree where it's about nine dollars a month. Women can afford their own birth control."

The third and final presidential debate will be on Monday October 22nd at 9PM. You can watch it on WCTV.