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Pfaff vs. Kapanke to debate today for Wisconsin’s 32nd Senate District

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Democrat Brad Pfaff (left) and Republican Dan Kapanke will face off today in debate for Wisconsin's 32nd Senate District.

Two more area debates before the November 3rd election.

Tuesday afternoon, it is, perhaps, the biggest race in the state — the Senate’s 32nd District, where Democrat Brad Pfaff and Dan Kapanke face off.


SENATE DEBATE
Wisconsin’s 32nd District
TODAY — 3:30 p.m.
Democrat Brad Pfaff vs. Republican Dan Kapanke
Read the WIZM survey of the two candidates here.
Watch the debate by clicking here.


The debate will be an hour long, moderated by UW-La Crosse political science professor, Dr. Anthony Chergosky. Local journalists will serve up the questions for the virtual debate.

No incumbent for this race. The seat was vacated in early April by Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, who moved on to become a lobbyist for Dairyland Power.

Shilling defeated Kapanke in the 2016 election by 56 votes.

Two things had to happen for Pfaff to get into the race. First, Shilling left the seat. Second, the state’s Senate refused to confirm him after nearly a year on the job as Ag. Secretary.

His entering the race creates a rematch of the 2004 election, which went to Kapanke by about five points.

The final debate will be Oct. 28 in the 3rd Congressional District between Democratic incumbent Ron Kind and Republican challenger Derrick Van Orden.

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