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Listen: US House District 3 debate hosted by CapRadio and KCRA 3


Voters got a closer look at the candidates looking to represent California’s District 3 in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night at a debate hosted by KCRA 3 and CapRadio.

CapRadio’s Insight will replay the debate Wednesday at 9 a.m.

Taking part in the debate were Democrat Kermit Jones, a Doctor from Roseville; Republican Scott Jones, the Sacramento County sheriff; and Republican Kevin Kiley, a member of the state Assembly who currently represents parts of El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties.

U.S. House District 3 does not have an incumbent as it was redrawn in California’s redistricting process.

A contender for the longest district in the state, the new 3rd Congressional District runs from Plumas County’s Lake Almanor in the north to south of Death Valley National Park, spanning seven counties along the Nevada border. It also includes the more densely populated suburban cities of Rocklin, Roseville, Folsom and Granite Bay.

While Republicans outnumber Democratic voters in the new district, former President Donald Trump won among its voters by only 1 percentage point in 2020. Trump has endorsed Kiley in the race.

Moderating the debate were CapRadio State Politics Reporter Nicole Nixon and KCRA 3 Anchor Edie Lambert.

Nicole Nixon contributed to this report.



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