Shaheen, Messner spar over virus response, court nominee

Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 1:08 PM EDT
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Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Corky Messner clashed in a debate Wednesday over how best to address the economic challenges brought on by the coronavirus.

Shaheen is pushing for a more ambitious aid package while Messner wants a smaller deal and additional funding in the future. They also sparred over their contrasting views on health care, gun control, and police reform. But, they agreed that climate change was a threat and that the government should support renewable energy. They also both view China as a threat to the United States and agreed measures should be taken to counter its influence.

The two candidates debated from different studios at a New Hampshire Public Radio station.

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