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Pfaff offers three town-hall debates to Van Orden in 3rd District Congressional race

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The latest idea for campaign debates in the 3rd District House race is to have town-hall meetings between Brad Pfaff and Derrick Van Orden.

Democrat Pfaff is suggesting three town-hall sessions, with questions being posed by audience members. Last week, Pfaff challenged Republican Van Orden to three debates around the 3rd District.

Van Orden said he would only agree to a town-hall format, where college professors and reporters would not be asking the questions. Those debates were proposed for La Crosse, Eau Claire, and Stevens Point.

On Tuesday, Van Orden responded in social media that he is “more than happy to negotiate in good faith with media partners.”

He again described Pfaff’s campaign as “floundering,” and called the Democrat “desperate for attention.”

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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