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BRATTLEBORO — The Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate agree that the Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe vs. Wade protections against undue restriction of abortion needs to be reversed.

But in a debate on Friday hosted by Vermont News & Media at the Brattleboro Reformer, the three challengers outlined different roads for how they’d undo the Dobbs decision allowing states to restrict reproductive freedom and whether they’d reform the court.

The debate, introduced by Vermont News & Media executive editor Noah Hoffenberg and moderated by Bennington Banner managing editor Susan Allen, posed questions submitted by readers to the three candidates, all of whom are seeking to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy. The questions ranged from the Supreme Court and the future of the Senate filibuster — all three would eliminate it — to addressing student debt and making police departments more accountable to their communities.