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Candidates running for vacant AL House seat hold forum Wednesday

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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Four people are vying to fill the seat left vacant by Mike Hubbard. All four men spoke about what they have in store for the state if elected.

From Medicaid to the lottery and even taking money from PACS, the four candidates spent time meeting with citizens and addressing their concerns before the forum.

The candidates, Jay Conner, Joe Lovvorn, Brett Smith, and Sandy Toomer, all republican, will appear on a ballot Tuesday, Sept. 13. 

Each candidate for Alabama House Seat 79 answered a series of pre-written questions as well as impromptu questions prepared by the audience. 

The special election comes after former House Speaker Mike Hubbard was found guilty of 12 of 23 ethics charges.  

Gov. Robert Bentley announced June 17 that a special election will be held to replace Hubbard.

The forum took place at the Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center. No Democratic candidate decided to run for this special election. 

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