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Indiana chief executive candidates attend first debate

The candidates during the debate. The candidates during the debate.

INDIANPOLIS (WAVE) - In Indiana, November 6, 2012 is more than just the date of the presidential election, Hoosiers will choose a new chief executive.

The three men who want to be Indiana's next governor faced off in their first debate on Wednesday night.

Republican Mike Pence, Libertarian Rupert Boneham and Democrat John Gregg took part in an hour-long debate in Zionsville.

One of the questions answered during the debate came from Michael Moody of Georgetown, Indiana who wanted to know about government regulations and unions.

Boneham answered, "Let the market determine whether unions are valued or not."

Pence said, "I truly believe in individual freedom and that people ought not to be required to join a union as a condition of their employment but I also believe that it's going to help create jobs in Indiana."

Gregg responded, "I think right to work was wrong. I think it's going to lead to lower-paying jobs for everybody and the type of jobs that we attract. I don't want poverty-level jobs in Indiana."

The Hoosier candidates for governor next face each other in a debate on October 17 at the University of Notre Dame.

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