Gun control and transportation were just two of the topics discussed at last night´s candidates forum for the 18th Congressional District in Merced. The forum featured Democrats Gary Condit and Dennis Cardoza as well as six Republican hopefuls. After the orderly forum ended, the mud flew as Cardoza said Condit´s effectiveness with other Washington lawmakers was strained because of the Chandra Levy disappearance. Condit called Cardoza´s comment a cheap shot. It was the last forum for the district race before the March fifth primary.