Politics

Two Contested Seats
12:00 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

DEBATE AUDIO: 25th Senate and 74th Assembly Races

Four candidates participated in a nearly two-hour debate held in Mercer this month.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Candidates in two contested political races debated in Mercer this month.  

The debate is between candidates for the 25th Senate District, Republican Dane Deutsch of Rice Lake and Democrat Janet Bewley of Ashland.

It also features candidates for the 74th Assembly Seat, Democrat Beth Meyers of Bayfield and Republican Jamie Francis of Hurley. 

The debate was organized by the Iron County Citizens Forum and the Mercer Public Library.  Audience members submitted questions which were read by the moderator, Will Andresen from Iron County UW Extension.

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Northwoods Democrat objects
2:39 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Assembly Ups Campaign Contributions

Rep. Janet Bewley D-Ashland
Credit Wisconsin legislature

A Northwoods Democrat doesn't like a Republican action in the Assembly Wednesday boosting campaign contributions for Wisconsin state candidates.


Majority Republicans pushed for a doubling of allowable campaign contributions by individuals. Donors to statewide candidates could give 20-thousand-dollars per cycle, two-thousand to Senate candidates, and a-thousand to Assembly hopefuls. Those limits would be automatically adjusted for inflation in the future. A voice vote was held.

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