Wisconsin voters got a chance to watch and listen to the candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate debate in October thanks to the Wisconsin Broadcasting Association. Both debates aired live or delayed on more than 80 television and radio stations throughout the state.
The Wisconsin Broadcasting Association (WBA) held two political debates in October featuring the major party candidates in the race for Governor and the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Tammy Baldwin and State Senator Leah Vukmir debated Oct. 13 in Wausau.
The U.S. Senate candidates covered numerous issues including health care, marijuana legalization, climate change, abortion, immigration, tariffs and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Senate debate was produced at WSAW with panelist from the Wausau/Rhinelander market: Holly Chilsen, WSAW; Chris Conley, WSAU Radio; Melissa Langbehn, WAOW; Ben Meyer, WJFW; and Jeff Thelen, WSAW.
The gubernatorial candidates debated issues like health care, education, taxes, student loans, marijuana legalization, government spending, mental health, and drunken driving.
The gubernatorial debate was produced at WMTV with panelists from the Madison market: Jessica Arp, WISC; Emilee Fannon, WKOW, Leigh Mills, WMTV; and Lupita Montoto, La Movida Radio.
Both debates aired live or delayed on more than 80 television and radio stations throughout the state.
The debates were also shown live on national cable network C-SPAN and streamed on at least 17 different websites. The debates are archived for playback by C-SPAN, Wisconsin Public Television and on the Wisconsin Broadcasting Museum website.