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GOP congressional candidates talk issues, policy

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 23:58:56-04

Republican congressional hopefuls gathered in Henderson on Tuesday, and spoke to voters about pressing political issues and what they would do in office.

Seven Republican candidates for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District spoke to members of the Southern Hills Republican Women's Club at a golf course in Henderson.

The candidates, who spoke in a town hall format, answered questions about their plans on immigration reform, philosophy on taxes and who they would support for president.

Candidates speaking at the event included state Sen. Michael Roberson, Danny Tarkanian, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, Andy Matthews, Sami Khal, Dr. Annette Teijeiro and Kerry Bowers.

They're running to replace outgoing Republican Rep. Joe Heck, who's vacating the seat to run for U.S. Senate.

The town hall was much more subdued than an earlier candidate forum, which saw candidates talk over each other and make direct attacks on opponents.

Talk radio host Alan Stock moderated the event, and asked questions on the candidates would support veterans, the role of the federal government in education and requiring a form of ID to vote. 

Nevada's primary election is set for June 14.