UWM to host Wisconsin senatorial debate on July 26

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host a debate among the Wisconsin Republican candidates for U.S. Senate at its Mainstage Theatre July 26.

The debate will air live on WTMJ-TV and WUWM-FM (89.7) and be simulcast on WGBA-TV. WTMJ news anchors Charles Benson and Shannon Sims, along with WUWM’s Mitch Teich, will moderate.

The debate will start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. All five Republican candidates have agreed to participate – Charles Barman, Griffin Jones, George Lucia, Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir.

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

The debate will be livestreamed at wuwm.com and tmj4.com.

The first hour of the debate will be televised. The last half-hour will air live on WUWM radio and stream live on wuwm.com, tmj4.com, nbc26.com, WisPolitics.com and jsonline.com.

The event is ticketed, with all tickets going to the campaigns and debate sponsors.

Members of the media will be able to view the debate live from the Mainstage Theatre at 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. or via livestream from the media room adjacent to the theater. Please contact John Schumacher via email at schuma63@uwm.edu to receive media credentials.

Limited space is available for media to watch the debate, and media access will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. No video cameras will be allowed into the theater. Media still photographers will be given access to the theater at 5:45 p.m. until shortly before the broadcast begins.

There will not be on-site video or audio distribution. Media outlets can record the signal from WTMJ-TV or the livestream from tmj4.com or wuwm.com. Any use of the video must include an on-screen notice that the video is courtesy of TODAY’S TMJ4/WTMJ-TV.

Members of the media can pick up their credentials at the media check-in table on the east side of the theater lobby from 4:30 to 5:55 p.m. July 26.

Following the debate, at 7:30 p.m., candidates will be invited to the media spin room to talk to members of the media and comment on the debate.

Debate attendees can park in the Student Union parking structure at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. When you enter, pull a ticket and use a pay station to pay for parking.

Members of the public can submit questions for the candidates by texting “debate” and their questions to 414-269-6404.