WENY News - 23rd District Democratic candidates hold community gathering

23rd District Democratic candidates hold community gathering

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CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Democratic candidates fighting for a chance to challenge Congressman Tom Reed, got together on Sunday to have their voices heard by area voters. Six candidates gathered at the South Corning Village to meet people from around the area and listen to their concerns. Among the topics brought up were gun control, increasing voter turnout and how to take on the incumbent congressman. Organizers say the meeting gave people a chance to meet their candidates ahead of the democratic primary.

"To engage people, get people involved and get people energized and get people involved in the democratic process," said Town of Corning Democrats Chair, Kaitlin Miller. "Also, again, to learn about the six candidates that are running in the democratic primary. Just to hear about the issues and also build a sense of community"

If you missed this community gathering, there will be a primary debate between the democratic candidates this Wednesday at 5:30 PM at the Elmira Economic Opportunity Program.

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