Hub City Supporters Gather To Watch V.P. Debate - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/2/08

Hub City Supporters Gather To Watch V.P. Debate

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Supporters from both parties tell NewsChannel 11 they were anxious to see Thursday's Vice Presidential Debate.  We caught up with Democratic and Republican watch parties in the Hub City to find out what they wanted to hear.

Democrats watched the debate at Murphy's Pub, while Republicans sat down at 50th Street Caboose.  Both sides tell us they're very interested in the $700-billion plan that passed through the Senate Wednesday night, and both say they're interested in the war.

"Of course, the war is always close at heart for many of us, and since Governor Palin does have a child in the military, I think that she can address that as a parent, as a citizen, and as a government leader," Republican Irene Howell said. 

"As a Democrat and someone who's got an interest in good government, that's what I want to hear, that Democrats are going to continue to support good government, both in healthcare and all the other issues that are so important," Democrat Sam Houston said. 

Thursday was the first and only debate between the vice presidential candidates. Next week, on October 7th, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain will debate in a town hall format at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

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