UW-Milwaukee: To host gubernatorial debate this Friday

CONTACT: Lynn Wilk, 414-229-6917, lcwilk@uwm.edu

MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host this Friday’s debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers.

The Oct. 26 debate will begin at 6 p.m. at the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd. It will air live on WUWM-FM and WTMJ-TV and will 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 debate.

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

The debate is a ticketed event and not open to the general public. Tickets are being distributed through the candidates’ campaigns and the event sponsors.

Members 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 on campus. 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. Journalists can check in and pick up their credentials starting at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Zelazo Center. They should enter though the south doors of the building off the parking lot where they will find the media check-in table.

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. The candidates have been invited to speak to reporters in the spin room following the debate.

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.

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