October 16, 2014

From Wyoming To Washington: Congressional Candidates Debate Energy, Economy

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Wyoming PBS

Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson was a guest journalist this week at the US Senate and US House debates, hosted by Wyoming PBS. Candidates answered questions on education, foreign policy, same-sex marriage, Obamacare, and of course, on energy: oil exports, wind power development, climate change in the classroom, the EPA, and much more.  Watch Republican incumbent Cynthia Lummis, Libertarian Richard Brubaker, and Constitutional Party candidate Daniel Cummings here:

In the US Senate debate, candidate Charlie Hardy questioned incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi on the influence of corporate money in politics.  Hardy has said he is only accepting contributions from individuals, while Enzi has raised nearly $3.5 million this election cycle, some of it coming from powerful energy companies. Libertarian Joseph Porambo and Independent Curt Gottshall also said campaign finance reform is an important issue in this election: