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AC Chamber of Commerce holds roundtable forum for candidates

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ATLANTIC CITY - Tuesday in Atlantic City, candidates running in the second district took to the Tropicana for a roundtable discussion with the public.

"It really gives you the opportunity to see the candidates side by side, and you can point out exactly what the differences are," explains incumbent Sen. Jim Whelan.

Candidates were allotted a specific time to present their platform, and make a case for their candidacy.

"First and foremost, its an opportunity to educate the voters here in the second legislative district, and I'm a member of the chamber," says state senate Republican candidate Frank Balles.

Each candidate outlined their platform in this political forum, residents expressed concern over rising property taxes as well as New Jersey's unemployment rate, and jobs.

"People are fleeing this state left and right, we need to keep our residents here. I was born and raised here, I don't want to leave this state, my friends are leaving my family is leaving; we need to make this state livable again," says Balles.

"The key to economic recovery is to grow the middle class. Put more money in the working guy's pocket," says Sen. Whelan.

Up until election day on November 5th, these candidates will be revving up campaign efforts in this final stretch in South Jersey.

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