Kai Degner debated 24-yr incumbent Bob Goodlatte in Lynchburg on October 17th, 2016. The video of the full debate is embedded in the post. Video highlights of the date will be available in the future in another location.
Over 100 people attended the debate, despite it being scheduling at 12:30pm on a Monday. Kai Degner is ready for more debates throughout the 6th congressional district between now and Election Day.
Watch the debate to see Kai Degner represent Americans who are tired of establishment, career politicians. Special thanks to Staunton’s News Leader for recording the event.
Video: Full Debate between Kai Degner and Congressman Bob Goodlatte
Debate timeline (based on LiveStream)
0:20 AMAZING singing of the National Anthem
03:20 Format Explained
04:35 Goodlatte’s Opening
07:00 Degner’s Opening
09:40 Question 1 to Degner re: Partisanship and Leadership
15:55 Question 2 to Goodlatte: Regulations
22:10 Question 3 to Degner: Debt
27:55 Question 4 to Goodlatte: College Affordability
[ *31:30 Goodlatte conflates 9/11 and the Iraq War*, Kai calls him out ]
33:10 Question 5 to Degner: Gun Violence
[ *37:22 Goodlatte’s NRA Commercial*, Kai calls it what it is ]
39:45 Question 6 to Goodlatte: Gridlock and Executive Privilege
45:20 Question 7 to Degner: Goodlatte’s Benefiting from Investment in Mountain Valley Pipeline
[ *48:00 Goodlatte sets audience up to share their opinion on his benefiting from the investment ]
51:50 Question 8 to Goodlatte: Standing Behind Trump
[ *53:27 Kai speaks to Trump supporters, says Trump voters just rejected 16 Bob Goodlatte’s in their anti-establishment primary ]
58:25 Question 9: Workforce Development and Unemployment
1:04:30 Closing Statements