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Davis, 46, is seeking his third term in office. Wicklund, 48, is a former
Neither candidate has gotten what he wanted out of the presidential race, as both supported someone other than his party's nominee during the primary election.
Davis initially endorsed
"It's a decision that my wife and I made across the kitchen counter when we heard the recent comments," Davis said, citing the example set for his three teenage children. "What we heard was something that I don't think should be heard from anyone, let alone candidates running for the president of
He doesn't agree with all of her actions, though.
"Well, you know, that's Basic Ethics 101 when you're running for public office. ... She should've known to separate her email accounts and keep them that way," he said.
Both candidates said they support Second Amendment gun rights, and spoke about the need to address mental health issues as part of any strategy to reduce gun violence.
Wicklund said he wanted to close the "gun show loophole," which allows private individuals to buy firearms at gun shows in some states without passing a background check.
"If they can go next door to
Davis said criminals don't follow gun restrictions. "Every time a new law is passed to address a problem that criminals will never follow anyway, it only affects law-abiding citizens," he said. "That's something I'm going to fight against."
Both candidates were asked if they had met with activists from the
They agreed that attacking law enforcement was not the way to resolve issues, and both called for judicial reform. In different terms, they spoke of the need for improved communication between law enforcement officers and the communities they protect.
From middle school to college, Davis said students at schools he visits are concerned about these issues.
"I urge them to get to know their police chief and also get to know the local officials who have jurisdiction over the police department," Davis said. "When there's more communication and you and I both know each other, we're going to be able to avoid many of the problems I think we're seeing."
Wicklund recalled his childhood in
"Right now, we have law enforcement in
Davis continued his call to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He has repeatedly supported replacing it with other legislation that would include allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines.
Wicklund acknowledged problems with the health care legislation, but said it was a good starting point. He indicated support for a
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