The two men challenging incumbent Congressman Randy Neugebauer in the upcoming GOP primary election met in a town-hall style debate last night, explaining to voters their positions on both local and national policy issues.

Both Dr. Don May and Chris Winn sounded similar themes of stopping government intrusion into the daily lives of Americans, repealing Obamacare and doing more in Congress to improve the nation’s economy.

Both challengers were united in their message of disappointment in Neugebauer’s decision not to participate in the debate. Neugebauer’s District Director, Mitchell Barnett, read a brief statement from Neugebauer at the beginning of the debate, and remained on stage during the debate, sitting between candidates Winn and May.

Approximately 100 people attended the debate, which was sponsored by the Lubbock County Republican Party, Lubbock Liberty, Young Americans for Liberty and the Tech Law Republicans.

Besides answering questions from a three member panel on such issues as the Fourth Amendment, activities of the National Security Agency, the nation’s debt ceiling and the decriminalization of marijuana, Winn and May were asked what would be their first order of business if one of them was elected to Congress. Winn said he would begin immediate steps to impeach President Obama, with Dr. May stating the repeal of Obamacare would be among his top priorities.