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Local Democrats React to Debate

ASHLAND, Ore., – Local Democrats said President Barack Obama was on point and sticking to the facts in his first debate with Republican Challenger Mitt Romney on Wednesday.

Oregon congressional candidate Joyce Segers watched the debate with Jackson County Democrats Chair Jan Waitt. Segers said she was pleased by President Obama’s performance, saying he weathered attacks from his opponent and reinforced his policies.

Segers admitted the debate format allowed the candidates to focus too much on statistics and figures, instead of describing how the policies affect the average American. She hopes to see more specifics in the next two debates.