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Debates set

Posted 1:51 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020

UWL is among the area organizations and media organizing a series of debates highlighting local state and national races on the ballot Nov. 3.

UWL among area orgs, media planning area race debates

The five state and national political races on the ballot in the La Crosse area Nov. 3 will be featured in upcoming virtual debates.  

UW-La Crosse Political Science and Public Administration Assistant Professor Anthony Chergosky will moderate all the debates. Questions will be asked from a panel of reporters representing various news organizations.

The five debates include: 

95th Assembly 
Jill Billings Dem. (Inc) / Jerome Gundersen Rep.
12:45-1:45 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 12 

94th Assembly 
Steve Doyle Dem. (Inc) / Leroy Brown Ind. / Kevin Hoyer Rep.
12:45-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14 

96th Assembly 
Loren Oldenburg Rep. (Inc)  /  Josefine Jaynes Dem.
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 16 

32nd Senate 
Dan Kapanke Rep. / Brad Pfaff Dem.
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 20 

Third Congressional District 
Ron Kind Dem. (Inc) v. Derrick Van Orden Rep.
12:45-1:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 

WKBT plans to livestream all the debates on its webpage, All debates will be available on demand on the politics page. WKBT will record the 32nd Senate debate and the 3rd Congressional debates for playback on air. Dates and airing times be determined.
WXOW will have all the debates available on demand at:

Sponsors of the debates include: 

La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce 

La Crosse Tribune 


League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area 

UW-La Crosse 

Academic Staff Council 

Faculty Senate 

Political Science/Public Administration Department 

Student Association 

University Staff 

Wisconsin Public Radio 


WIZM – Midwest Family 



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