Broadcast of Senate & Assembly Candidates 7/23/2014 Debates

The August 12th primary is right around the corner!

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If you missed the debates last week, you can listen to the broadcast:  

A candidate forum for Wisconsin's 25th Senate and 74th Assembly districts. Democratic Primary candidates answer reporters' questions at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland. Originally broadcast on July 23rd, 2014 on 91.3 FM (Superior) and 90.9 FM (Ashland).


Here was the NGLVC description of the event:

The Senate debate will begin at 6 p.m. and the Assembly debate will begin at 7 p.m. from the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Both debates, presented by WPR, the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center and Northland College, will be carried live on WPR’s Ideas Network stations, 91.3 Superior, 90.9 Ashland and 90.3 Park Falls. A rebroadcast of the debates is scheduled for Monday, August 11 beginning at 7 p.m.

The Senate and Assembly seats are open with the pending retirement of Senator Bob Jauch of Poplar and State Representative Janet Bewley of Ashland, who is running for Jauch’s seat. Also running in the Democratic primary Senate race are Park Falls Mayor Tom Ratzlaff and Poplar businessman Gary Kauther.

The winner of the August 12 primary election will face Republican Dane Deutsch of Rice Lake in the November 4 general election.

Two Democratic candidates are running for Bewley’s seat in the 74th Assembly District, which includes Bayfield, Ashland, Iron and part of Sawyer Counties. They are Beth Meyers of Bayfield and Graham Garfield of Mason. Jamey Francis of Hurley is the lone Republican in that race.

Northland College President Mike Miller will moderate both debates. The panel of reporters includes former Ashland Daily Press Editor Claire Duquette, Ashland Daily Press reporter Rick Olivo and WPR reporter Mike Simonson. No questions will be taken from the audience. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and seating at the debates is available on a first-come, first-served basis
— NGLVC facebook post