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Candidates for congressional District 7 -- Republican Congressman Dan Lungren and Democrat Dr. Ami Bera -- faced off Tuesday in their first debate. The district includes several Sacramento suburbs like Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove. The race is considered one of the nation's most competitive congressional contests.

The debate, sponsored by The Sacramento Bee, News10 and Capital Public Radio, featured questions from panelists Dan Smith, Bee Capitol Bureau chief; News10 Political Editor John Myers; and Capital Public Radio senior reporter Marianne Russ.

See the hourlong debate in five segments:

Segment 1: Opening statements, jobs, Romney's 47 percent comments

Segment 2: Medicare, global warming, national health care, waste and loopholes.

Segment 3: Iran, the candidates question each other, Social Security.

Segment 4: Immigration, abortion legislation, foreclosures, influence, high-speed rail.

Segment 5: Closing statements.


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