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Congressional candidate to speak

Justin Kuhnle, who seeks the Democratic nomination for Congress in Indiana's 3rd District, will have a public campaign forum from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Richards Restaurant, 717 W. Washington Center Road.

Kuhnle said he will speak about issues related to job growth, education, health care, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

He is among six candidates running in the May 8 Democratic primary election. First-term Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-3rd, is unopposed in the Republican primary.