Baldwin, Thompson agree to three debates before U.S. Senate election

MADISON (AP) -- Democrat Tammy Baldwin says Republican Tommy Thompson has agreed to three debates before the Nov. 6 general election.

Baldwin said Monday, September 10th the candidates will debate Sept. 28, Oct. 18 and Oct. 26. Each of the debates will be broadcast statewide.

Thompson's campaign did not have an immediate comment on the debate schedule.

Baldwin says the first debate on Sept. 28 is sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation and will be in Milwaukee.

The second debate in Wausau on Oct. 18 will be sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and TMJ4.

The third and final debate will be Oct. 26 hosted by Mike Gousha from WISN-TV in partnership with the Marquette University Law School and the WISN network of affiliates.