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POSTPONED: Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District Debate

The debates will air on Monday, October 19 and Thursday, October 22 The debates will air on Monday, October 19 and Thursday, October 22 |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Updated: October 21, 2020 12:35 PM

Due to winter weather, the Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District Debate between Incumbent Republican Congressmen Tom Tiffany and Democratic challenger Tricia Zunker has been postponed. WDIO is working with both campaigns to hopefully reschedule for sometime next week.

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DULUTH, Minn. (WDIO) –  In one of the final opportunities for voters to hear directly from the candidates running for Congress, WDIO-TV will televise two hour-long debates.

The “Your Voice, Your Vote: Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District Debate” will air Thursday, October 22 at 6:00-7:00 p.m. from the WDIO studios.  Incumbent Republican Congressmen Tom Tiffany and Democratic challenger Tricia Zunker have confirmed their participation in this forum.  The Wisconsin Congressional Debate will be rebroadcast Sunday, November 1 at noon.

Northland residents can also propose questions to be asked during these live broadcasts by e-mailing debate@wdio.com.

On Monday, October 19, WDIO aired the “Your Voice, Your Vote: Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District Debate” from the WDIO studios. Incumbent Republican Congressmen Pete Stauber and Democratic challenger Quinn Nystrom spent an hour answering questions from our viewers and staff. The Minnesota Congressional Debate will be rebroadcast Sunday, October 25 at noon.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to provide a platform for viewers to hear directly from the candidates hoping to represent this area in Washington, DC,” said Debra Messer, WDIO General Manager.  “The issues facing our country and our states are important.  Local news organizations like WDIO play an important role in helping support an informed electorate.”

WDIO anchors Darren Danielson and Baihly Warfield will moderate the debates.  Each candidate will discuss their platforms and priorities on issues impacting potential voters in Congressional districts covering northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there won’t be an in-studio audience.

This is one of several local voter education efforts being supported by WDIO prior to the November 3rd general election.  In addition to these debates, the station is also providing daily news coverage, free air time for federal races, interviews with candidates running for Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan state-level races and local polling from SurveyUSA.  Interviews and race profiles will air in all WDIO newscasts, WDIO.com website, and the WDIO streaming TV app. 

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