About 150 people turned out on Monday for a debate at Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg between 6th District Democratic candidate Andy Schmookler (standing) and GOP hopeful Karen Kwiatkowski. Bob Goodlatte, whom they hope to unseat, was absent. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
“I’ll take self-government. ... It is an illusion to think the Republicans and Democrats are removed from each other. They’re twins, Karen Kwiatkowski, Republican candidate for the 6th Congressional District, said at Monday night’s debate.
“Every society has people with insatiable lust for power and greed. We will not prosper unless we restore a government that is our instrument,” Andy Schmookler, Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District, said at Monday night’s debate.