MILWAUKEE, WIS. (September 6, 2018) – WISN 12, in partnership with Marquette University Law School, is hosting a live televised debate between the major candidates for U.S Senate. Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir will take part in a roundtable conversation on Friday October 19, 2018 from 7 – 8 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall. This debate will be moderated by Mike Gousha, host of WISN 12’s award-winning public affairs program, “UPFRONT,” and Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette Law School.

“Not only are voters throughout Wisconsin focused on this race, but eyes across the nation are watching,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “Through ‘WISN 12 News Commitment 2018’ coverage and a longstanding partnership with Marquette University Law School, this debate will dig deeper into the candidates’ perspectives before voters hit the polls.”

Beyond WISN 12’s live television broadcast of the debate, it will be available as a live-streaming event on, the 12 News Mobile App, WISN 12’s Facebook page, as well as on, an editorial contributor to “UPFRONT.” The debate will be broadcast live across Wisconsin on network stations for WISN 12’s “UPFRONT,” which include WBAY, WKOW, WAOW, WQOW and WXOW. Some “UPFRONT” stations may offer coverage on their multicast channels. Check local listings for carriage.

“The candidates in this race have very different views on a wide range of issues that matter to Wisconsin voters, including health care, tax reform, and immigration” says Mike Gousha, host of “UPFRONT” on WISN 12. “Our format will give viewers the opportunity to hear the candidates engage in a meaningful conversation about these issues.”

Due to limited space, the event will be ticketed and seats for members of the public have been reserved. News coverage of the debate and access to a pool feed requires media credentials. Journalists must contact Christopher Jenkins,, regarding credentials. All media must be on the credential list for access to the building that evening. Parking for live trucks must also be arranged in advance.

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