October 11, 2012
Jo Ann Baxter and Bob Rankin debate the issues Thursday night at J.W. Snacks in Craig.
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Education highlighted as primary issue dividing candidates
There’s officially less than a month until the November general election. And with the final push well under way, numerous state and local candidates participated Thursday in one of the last candidate debates of the 2012 campaign season at JW Snacks, 210 E. Victory Way, in Craig. Moderated by Craig Daily Press editor and publisher Bryce Jacobson, the debates concluded with the race for Colorado House District 57 between hometown Democrat Jo Ann Baxter and Carbondale Republican Bob Rankin. The candidates fielded more than 50 minutes of questions on topics ranging from jobs and the economy to energy and natural resources. Baxter and Rankin have each said over the course of the campaign that they share similar views on a good portion of the issues, education not being one of them.