Senate candidates Baldwin, Hovde to debate



(The Center Square) – Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Eric Hovde have agreed to a televised debate in October.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association announced it will air the debate, with WMTV-TV as the host in Madison on Oct. 18.

“The WBA Foundation is honored to provide this important debate to Wisconsin’s voters as part of our long history of using our debates to promote the civic and political process,” President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind said in a news release.

“I’m looking forward to the Wisconsin Broadcasters’ Association debate this fall so voters across the state can learn more about the work we’re doing together and the choice they have in this race,” Baldwin said.

“I look forward to debating Sen. Baldwin and sharing my vision for addressing the critical challenges facing the people of Wisconsin,” Hovde said. “Voters deserve transparency, and I appreciate WBA for organizing this debate, providing every Wisconsinite across the state the opportunity to hear my solutions to restore the American Dream.”

Jill Geisler, a veteran television debate moderator and WBA Hall of Fame inductee, will moderate the debate, which begins at 7 p.m.

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