Big Debate In Wisconsin Tonight Between Dems Gov. Hopefuls

Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 7:47 am

The four Democrats vying for a shot at unseating Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a recall election are set to clash in a debate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tom Barrett, Kathleen Falk, Kathleen Vinehout and Doug La Follette all are expected to appear at a Wisconsin Public Television debate Friday evening. The debate will mark final go-round between all four candidates ahead of Tuesday’s primary. The winner next Tuesday will advance to face Walker in the June 5 general recall election.

Democrats have forced Walker and five other Republicans into recall elections as punishment for passing a law they say stripped most public workers of their union rights. Walker maintains the law actually just made teachers pay more for their healthcare and pension benefits. Democrats, though, have also worked over the last few weeks to turn the election into a referendum on Wisconsin’s sputtering economy.

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