In a nod the digital age of American politics, both candidates for Billings mayor joined in a Facebook Live discussion on Tuesday night to talk about of how they want to help lead the Magic City. Lawyer and chairman of the Billings Chamber of Commerce Bill Cole, and Jeff Essmann, a state legislator and former chairman of the Montana Republican Party, shared some similar views and some stark differences in how they might accomplish their goals, if elected. Topics on the live streaming facebook presentation ranged from public safety to financial issues and proposed city projects. You can watch the discussion in its entirety at