Red, White and Blue
GOP Senate debate could determine result of Tuesday's primary
Charles Benson reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- The Republican U.S. Senate candidates debate Friday could shift the result of Tuesday's primary as there is a huge number of undecideds.
A recent poll found that 21 percent of likely voters haven't made up their minds.
"I have not decided yet," said Jane Powelski.
She will vote Republican on Tuesday, but it's just a question of who.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson: "Is part of the issue there are four good candidates?"
Powelski: "Yes, yes and they all have their strong points."
The Republican race includes: Jeff Fitzgerald, Mark Neumann, Tommy Thompson and political newcomer Eric Hovde.
TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson: "Is there any thought in your mind about new blood versus someone who has been there before?"
Powelski: "Yes a little bit. I am hinging on that a little bit more."
Her husband, Gary, is backing Hovde.
"I believe I want a fresh start," said Gary Powelski.
Brian Thompson is still undecided. "I prefer to go with the old guard."
He's leaning Thompson, but is still thinking about voting Neumann or Fitzgerald. He paused when he was asked who has the best chance of beating Democrat Tammy Baldwin.
"Beating the Democrat is important, but I think Tommy (pause), I'm still torn."
Even the polls seem undecided. The Public Policy Polling's latest survey has Hovde leading with Thompson and Neumann close behind while the Marquette Law School's poll has Thompson leading Hovde.
You are invited to submit questions about the economy or health care to TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson. Those questions could be used during Friday's debate.