Labor Day is past, and the political combat is ramping up to full steam.
With 61 days to go until the fall general election, a major candidates forum was held Thursday night at the First United Methodist Church in Nederland.
The forum featured all of the county-wide races and the 14th congressional district candidates.
12News anchor Angel San Juan emceed the event.
It was designed to inform area business what to expect from the candidates.
The forum was sponsored by the Nederland, Port Neches, and Groves chambers of commerce along with the Port Arthur News.
"It affects business in our area so they definitely need to be in the know. Who's going to Washington? Who's going to Austin, fighting for our area? So it is very important," said Nederland Chamber of Commerce President Jinni Akins.