Politics

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.

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.