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Indiana Election 2011 | Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations

GOP Candidates for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District Face Off

Unemployment, earmarks and gays in the military were some of the issues discussed at a 4th Congressional District candidates' forum.

Unemployment, earmarks and gays in the military were some of the issues discussed at a 4th Congressional District candidates’ forum.

Thirteen Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination and eleven of them answered questions from audience members.

On the topic of taxes, State Senator Brandt Hershman says he led the charge to get rid of Indiana’s inventory tax and reform property taxes, and wants to reform the federal tax system.

The other state senator in the race, Mike Young of Indianapolis, says he favors a consumption tax.

Greenwood Mayor Charles Henderson touted his 14 years of passing a city budget without a tax increase.

Secretary of State Todd Rokita says, if elected, he’d take what works in Indiana to Washington, D.C.

Cheryl Allen of Martinsville is the only woman in the GOP field. She says when it comes to health care reform, she supports universal coverage.

All candidates agreed the best way to lower taxes is to reduce government spending.

Voters go to the polls May 4th.