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Help us ask the candidates

Do you have a question for the candidates in the 12th Congressional District? Then we want to hear from you.

We're asking readers to submit questions to pose during the debate at Lindenwood University-Belleville on Oct. 10. We'll choose among the best and see what the candidates have to say.

Please think about local topics when you are crafting your questions. If you need some inspiration or just good background, you can go to and click on the videos from the first three debates.

You can send your suggestions to or to Jeffry Couch, Belleville News-Democrat, PO Box 427, Belleville, IL, 62222.