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GA GOPers Meet Unemployment Debate Question With Awkward Pause (VIDEO)

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The candidates' reaction could indicate that the extension of unemployment benefits could become an issue in Republican primaries.

There are 66,729 people on extended unemployment benefits in the state of Georgia, about 1.4 percent of the state's nearly 5 million-person workforce. The state's unemployment rate is 7.4 percent according to the Associated Press, hovering a bit above the national average.

The Senate is reportedly making movement on extending unemployment benefits. Politico reported on wednesday that bipartisan talks on extending unemployment benefits seem to be moving forward. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he plans to have a vote on extending benefits next week.

Watch the video of the candidates below: