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Huntington High School students grill congressional candidates

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Congressman Nick Rahall, his primary election challenger Richard Ojeda, and Cabell County State Senator Evan Jenkins participated in the debate. Congressman Nick Rahall, his primary election challenger Richard Ojeda, and Cabell County State Senator Evan Jenkins participated in the debate.
HUNTINGTON, WV -

There was a heated debate at Huntington High School where students had the chance to hear from three candidates running for public office.

Congressman Nick Rahall, his primary election challenger Richard Ojeda, and Cabell County State Senator Evan Jenkins participated in the debate. They are running for the same seat in the third congressional district in the midterm elections.

"It's important to me that they understand and care about education. Higher education is a big one, too, especially since I'm a senior and going to college next year," said senior Madison Haymaker.

"The biggest concern I think is the national debt. It affects everyone and I'm glad we had those two separate questions about it that a student came forward and asked," said senior Lydia Waybright.

Many students said they not only plan to vote in the midterm elections, but they're already registered.

"Yes, I'm definitely going to vote. Yes, I'm already registered and everything," said Isaiah Meadows.

"People think my vote doesn't matter but then they just keep that attitude as adults and then they're never involved in the things that are affecting us," Waybright said.

The debate was hosted by seniors in the Civics class and the Huntington League of Women Voters.