Evers, Walker invited to statewide debate in October; Senate debate scheduled

The first statewide televised gubernatorial debate between Democrat Tony Evers and incumbent Republican Scott Walker has been announced for October.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation is hosting the event and also will host a debate for U.S. Senate between Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin and State Sen. Leah Vukmir.  

Evers and Walker have been invited to participate in a debate on Oct. 5 hosted in Madison.

Senate candidates have been invited to participate in a debate on Oct. 13 hosted in the Wausau-Rhinelander area.

Both hour-long debates will be available to radio and television stations throughout Wisconsin for live or delayed broadcast, according to a news release.

“The WBA Foundation is honored to provide these important debates to Wisconsin’s voters as part our 30-year history of using these debates to promote the civic and political process.” WBAF President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind said.

Both debates will be moderated by veteran television debate moderator and WBA Hall of Fame inductee Jill Geisler. 

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