Candidates forum planned Sunday


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Originally Posted Online: Sept. 27, 2012, 5:49 pm
Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2012, 10:46 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com

Several congressional and state candidates are scheduled to attend a Sunday forum organized by the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Black Hawk College Republicans and Democrats.

The forum runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Black Hawk College, Building 4, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, and is open to the public.

Incumbent candidates and their opponents who will attend include:

- U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, and Democrat Cheri Bustos

- State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, and Republican Bill Albracht

- State Rep. Rich Morthland, R-Cordova, and Democrat Mike Smiddy

Democratic candidate for Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee and his Republican opponent Jim Wozniak also are scheduled to attend.

For more information about the event, or the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, visit gqchcc.com or call (309) 797-8650.

















 




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