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Benishek, McDowell Talk Health Care And Great Lakes

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Congressman Dan Benishek (left) and former state Representative Gary McDowell (right).

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Lines have been re-drawn for Michigan’s northernmost congressional seat and more people in northwest Lower Michigan will be represented by the seat currently held by Dan Benishek, a surgeon from Crystal Falls who entered national politics two years ago in a wave of tea party support.

He wants government bureaucracy out of health care, federal regulation further removed from the Great Lakes and to cut spending in Washington to eliminate debt.

His opposition, Democrat Gary McDowell says private competition in Medicare could spiral costs for seniors, and that the lakes need federal oversight to protect from harmful pollutants.

We listen to what both candidates have to say on Points North.