Biggert, Foster Talk Gay Marriage, Tax Cuts at Final Debate

Candidates spar during live event on WTTW.

It’s a question many voters have for candidates: Are you for or against gay marriage?

On Wednesday night, Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert and Democratic challenger Bill Foster took on the issue during their final debate as they battle to represent the new 11th Congressional District.

The candidate forum aired live on WTTW-Channel 11’s “Chicago Tonight.”

After Biggert made the ambiguous statement “I’m close to reaching for gay marriages,” Foster went on the offensive.

“She has not yet evolved. So, she's crawling out of the swamp or something,” said Foster, a scientist, according to the Chicago Tribune. “She has not yet evolved. So, she's crawling out of the swamp or something,” he added, noting he supports marriage equality.

Biggert did note that she supports civil unions.

Another hot topic that surfaced Wednesday is one that’s also become a sticking point in the presidential race: the Bush tax cuts.

Biggert said allowing the tax cuts for the wealthy to expire would be “catastrophic” to the economy, the Sun-Times reported, while Foster said the cuts have not been proven to stimulate the economy or create jobs.

Biggert, who currently represents the 3rd Congressional District, is seeking an eighth term. Former Congressman Foster represented the 14th District from 2008 to 2010.

Click here to watch video of the full debate.


Did you watch the debate? Which candidate’s views line up with yours?

Pro Life Crusader + October 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Biggert gets my vote for opposing same sex marriage!
Pro Life Crusader + October 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
If a person earned and made their own millions and are very wealthy so what! More poor to them! Drop the dream act and deport all illegals and save billions or a Trillion! It works for me!
Mysterious Stranger October 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Color me surprised.
Frenchy October 30, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Bill Foster supports environmental concerns, which is important to me.
Logansdad October 30, 2012 at 01:04 PM
The Bush tax cuts have been in placed over 8 years. Where are all the jobs the cuts were supposed to create? Let the tax cuts expire on the wealthy.


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