U.S. Senate candidates to debate at UWM tonight

MILWAUKEE _ U.S. Senate candidates will debate tonight at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will face Republican challenger and state Sen. Leah Vukmir at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Mainstage Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts.

Then, on Friday, Oct. 26, Republican Gov. Scott Walker will debate Democrat challenger and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers at 6 p.m. at the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.

Both debates will air live on WUWM and TMJ4 and be simulcast on WGBA-TV (Green Bay).

WUWM’s Mitch Teich, executive producer of Lake Effect, along with Today’s TMJ4 news anchors Charles Benson and Shannon Sims will moderate the debates.

Additional media partners include the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today Network.

Both debates are ticketed events and not open to the general public. Tickets are being distributed through the candidates’ campaigns and the event sponsors.

Member of the public can submit questions for the candidate by texting “DEBATE” and their questions to 414-269-6404.

Journalists will be able to view the debate both nights at their respective locations. Please contact Lynn Wilk via email at lcwilk@uwm.edu to receive media credentials. Limited space is available and media access will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. No video cameras will be allowed into the event, but there will be a brief opportunity prior to the start of the debate for still photographs.

There will be no onsite video or audio distribution. Media outlets can record the signal from Today’s TMJ4/WTMJ-TV or the livestream from tmj4.com or wuwm.com. Any use of the video must include onscreen notice that the video is courtesy of Today’s TMJ4/WTMJ-TV.

Parking for media and the public is available in the UWM Student Union parking structure at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

About UWM
Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2019 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.