GOP candidates debate on KUWSThe only debate between Republican candidates in northern Wisconsin’s congressional race begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Yellowjacket Union student center.
The only debate between Republican candidates in northern Wisconsin’s congressional race begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Yellowjacket Union student center.
Former Ashland District Attorney Sean Duffy and Portage County farmer Dan Mielke face questions from a panel of area reporters. The winner of the Sept. 14 primary will go on to the November general election for a seat held by Congressman Dave Obey since 1969.
The debate is moderated by UWS Communications Professor Emeritus Dr. Albert Katz. Reporters include Ashland Daily Press Editor Claire Duquette, GitcheGumeeGamut.com reporter Danielle Kaeding, Superior Telegram Editor Shelley Nelson and Wisconsin Public Radio reporter Mike Simonson.
Although this forum is open to the public, this free form debate will not take questions from the audience, nor will it have time limits for candidate answers. The hour-long debate moves along at the moderator’s discretion.
The debate can be heard over Wisconsin Public Radio stations KUWS-FM (91.3 in Superior and 102.9 in Ashland) and WHSA-FM (89.9 Brule and 104.7 Ashland). It will be rebroadcast Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., the night before the primary election.
There is no debate scheduled for the Democratic candidates, state Sen. Julie Lassa of Stevens Point and Superior businessman Don Raihala. Read more about all the candidates vying for the office in Friday’s Superior Telegram.