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Democrats in Western New York excited for first presidential debates

Posted at 11:45 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 01:22:46-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Presidential candidates might outnumber the people who showed up to the Amherst Democratic Committee's debate party. But, the democrats who did show up to the first debate party, are anxious to see where their candidates stand on issues that are important to them.

“How do we treat other people, with healthcare? How do we treat other people in terms of equal rights?” asked Jerome Schad the Chairman of the Amherst Democratic Committee.

President Trump certainly isn't a part of this debate, but he is a major factor for these Amherst Democrats. They want to see that their candidate can beat the president in the general election.

“I think we need someone who can talk to the blue collar folks. We lost in the last election. Bring them back home to the Democratic Party. We need to win back the Midwest and we also need to talk about issues that appeal to our base,” said Jake Wagner, a support of Senator Amy Klobuchar.

It's a long way until the 2020 election, but the Iowa Caucus is just 222 days away.