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Democratic candidates tell audience at Lyons forum: Wayne County will be a priority

If the forum Tuesday at Ohmann Theater is any indication, the two Democrats running in the 24th Congressional District race won’t overlook Wayne County in the primary or general elections.

Dana Balter and Juanita Perez Williams answered questions from the crowd of more than 100 people for more than an hour. The forum, which was sponsored by Wayne Action for Racial Equality and the Citizens Response Network, covered health care, immigration, taxes and more.

But it was a question about Wayne County’s role in the 24th district that seemed to interest the audience.

The candidates were asked how they would win votes from Wayne County during the election. The westernmost county in the 24th district is a Republican stronghold. As of April, there were nearly 9,000 more active GOP voters than Democrats in Wayne County.

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