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Voters "meet the candidates" at IUSB forum

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Tuesday, voters got a chance to meet dozens of candidates running in this year’s elections -- both the May Indiana Primaries and the November General Election.

Well over 200 people showed up to IUSB’s candidate’s forum all interested in quite a few local races.

That interest drew about 25 candidates out to make their pitches to voters as well.

“I just think it was great to hear what they had to say,” said voter Susan Pemberton. “And you had more time to think about it before the primary comes up.”

Pemberton was one of many people looking to eye who’s going to be on their ballots before they hit the polls in May.

“A lot of these issues are going to be in our hands and I feel like we should start getting informed,” said voter Angelica Molina.

The biggest spotlight was for a congressional seat up for grabs.

The three Democrats looking to represent the second district all believe 2018 could be this party’s year.

Their opponent in November, Jackie Walorski, was unable to attend Tuesday as congress is still in session.

But that didn’t stop constituents from filling the room.

The event was put on by the American Democracy Project and the League of Women Voters.

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