published Friday, June 29th, 2012

3rd Congressional District health care debate scheduled July 9

Who do you now support for Tennessee's 3rd district?

Six of the seven 3rd Congressional District candidates will participate in a candidate forum on health care July 9.

Confirmed participants are Republicans Ron Bhalla, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Scottie Mayfield and Weston Wamp; and Democrats Mary Headrick and Bill Taylor, according to a news release.

Matthew Deniston, an independent running for the seat, was not listed on the news release.

The forum is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at the Probasco Auditorium at Erlanger hospital.

Sponsored by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, the forum “offers the health care community the chance to hear congressional candidates address issues specific to health care in a forum setting,” according to the release.

The event will mark the first time dairy executive Mayfield has agreed to participate in a candidate forum event.

Chattanooga Times Free Press Metro Editor Chris Vass and Business Editor Dave Flessner will serve as co-moderators.

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