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Updated: 03/15/2014 08:00:04AM

Lively exchange of ideas, positions

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Polk County Democrat editor Jeff Roslow (right) collects an index card bearing a question that will be presented to all four candidates running for the at-large Seat 4 position on the Bartow city commission.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Upon occasion, audience members would applaud a point a candidate made in answer to a question posed.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


As Joe DeLgge (second from left) responds to a question, his oppenents (from left) Gerald J. Cochran, Trish Pfeiffer and James L. Slaughter prepare their responses at the candidate forum held Tuesday, March 11, at the Bartow Civic Center.

By STEVE STEINER

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Perhaps Mark Twain said it best in “Puddin’head Wilson” when he wrote, “It were not best that we should all think alike: it is a difference of opinion that makes a horse race.”

However, while there were some questions in which the four candidates running for the at-large Seat 4 on the Bartow City Commission differed, quite often their answers rang similar, marked only by minor variations.

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