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Roe, Olsen clash in first, only 1st District congressional debate

Zach Vance, Johnson City Press • Oct 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Two different perspectives were pitched to voters in the 1st Congressional District Thursday night as two doctors, Democrat Marty Olsen and Republican incumbent Phil Roe, debated at Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Asked about conflict in Congress, Olsen said the divisiveness concerns him, while Roe said bipartisanship still exists, but it’s not covered by the media.

Roe portrayed a strong economy, aided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and a reduction in regulations, but, Olsen made the case that Northeast Tennessee workers have been left behind.

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