With the debate being held on a university campus, several students like Andrew Cutillo came out to learn more about the candidates and to prove first time voters are getting involved in the process, "I'm personally getting the impression that they are sinking their teeth into this because they are starting to see past the smoke and mirrors of politics and starting to see these issues do have an affect on them."
The hour long debate covered topics ranging from healthcare and social security to foreign affairs and job growth. For the most part both candidates stuck to the format but things did get a little heated when they called out one another for not answering direct questions.
The candidates say they have very different views on how to get the country back on track. Congressman Lou Barletta says the American people should not be happy with the way things are headed while Democratic nominee Gene Stilp wants to stop waste, fraud and abuse.
have agreed to at least one more debate before the election. On Wednesday, candidates for the 17th
Congressional District will square off at