October 23, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Senior Regional Manager
Wisconsin Public Radio
WPR Features Three Evening Election Forums for State Senate, Congress
Wisconsin Public Radio continues its 2014 election season coverage with three consecutive evenings of live coverage of debates for Wisconsin’s 29th Senate District on Tuesday, October 28th, the U.S. 7th Congressional District on Wednesday, October 29th, and the U.S. 3rd Congressional District on Thursday, October 30. All three debates will air at 7 p.m. from the University of Wisconsin Center for Civic Engagement in Wausau.
Wisconsin’s 29th Assembly District debate on Tuesday, October 28th will bring together incumbent Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon City) and his Democratic challenger Paul DeMain, a Hayward businessman, journalist and member of the La Courte Oreilles Tribe. The district includes all of Rusk and Taylor Counties, most of Sawyer County, and parts of Clark, Wood and Marathon Counties.
The U.S. 7th Congressional debate on Wednesday, October 29th will bring together incumbent Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) and Democrat Kelly Westlund, an Ashland small business owner. The district includes most of the northern third of Wisconsin, including St. Croix, Polk, Barron, Rusk, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Price, Iron, Taylor, Clark, Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Vilas, Forest and Florence Counties as well as northern Chippewa County and portions of Jackson, Monroe, Wood and Juneau Counties.
In the Thursday, October 30th debate, U.S. 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) will square off with Republican challenger Tony Kurtz, a small business owner from Prairie du Chien. The 3rd District includes Eau Claire, Dunn, Pierce, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, La Crosse, Vernon, Adams, Crawford, Portage and Grant Counties, as well as portions of Chippewa, Jackson, Monroe, Richland, Juneau, and Wood Counties.
The debates will be moderated by Wisconsin Public Radio’s Glen Moberg. Candidates will answer questions from a panel of editors and reporters. The debates are sponsored by Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service, Wausau Daily Herald, WSAW-TV 7 and WAOW-TV 9.
WPR will broadcast the one-hour debates live on 88.3 WHWC Menomonie-Eau Claire, WLBL AM 930 Auburndale/Stevens Point, WLBL-FM 91.9 Wausau, 90.3 WHBM Park Falls, 89.1 WHAA Adams/Wisconsin Rapids, 90.9-3 HD WHRM/ Wausau and 89.9 WHSF Rhinelander/Eagle River. They will also be live-streamed by the Wausau Daily Herald.
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