Red, White and Blue
Wisconsin GOP Senate candidates debate economy
MADISON- The four GOP candidates vying for a shot at Wisconsin's open U.S. Senate seat have kicked off their last debate by saying the federal government must cut spending.
Tommy Thompson, Eric Hovde, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald appeared on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Friday for an hour-long debate sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee.
The first half of the debate is focusing on the economy. All four candidates sounded similar themes, saying the government must make tough spending cuts, scale back regulations and simplify the federal tax code.
The debate marks the beginning of the candidates' last weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's primary. The survivor will face Democrat Tammy Baldwin in the November general election.