WAUSAU — The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce and Wisconsin Public Radio will offer a live stream debate between candidates vying for the Wisconsin 7th Congressional District seat at 7 p.m. May 4.
The debate between Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, and Tricia Zunker, D-Wausau, will be co-moderated by Shereen Siewert, host of WPR’s “Route 51,” and Robin Washington, host of WPR’s “Simply Superior.” The special election, ordered by Gov. Tony Evers, will be held on May 12.
Those interested in viewing the debate should register in advance at tinyurl.com/20207thdebate. The virtual platform will give participants the opportunity to engage in real-time moderated chat as they watch the debate. The chat feature will also allow people to pose questions to the candidates that may be used in the debate.
The debate will also be broadcast live on 90.9 and 101.3/Wausau, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, 100.9/Marshfield, 99.1/Stevens Point, AM 930/Auburndale, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River. The debate will be re-broadcast at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network and 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau on May 8.
The winner of the special election will serve from May 2020 to January 2021. To remain in office, he or she would need to win a partisan primary on Aug. 11, and the district’s regular election on Nov. 3.
Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District includes Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vilas, and Washburn counties. It also includes portions of Chippewa, Jackson, Juneau, Monroe and Wood counties.
For more information on the debate, visit tinyurl.com/20207thdebate.