16th Congressional District GOP candidates debate in Madera

MADERA, Calif.

The two Republicans who also want that office debated in Madera. Dairy farmer Johnny Tacherra and attorney Brian Whelan tried to appeal to their conservative audience and voters.

"I do not believe Obama-care is constitutional. As soon as I get in there, we're getting it out," said congressional candidate Brian Whelan (R).

"A good strong candidate has gotta stand up in Washington for the bible and the constitution," said congressional candidate Johnny Tacherra (R).

California State Assembly candidates Frank Bigelow and Ricco Oller also debated. The Central Valley Tea Party sponsored Wednesday night's debate.

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