DEBATE: 6th Congressional District candidates spar over entitlements

MANITOWOC (AP) — The candidates for Wisconsin's lone, open congressional seat have sharply different views on the programs some Americans rely on for food, medical care and living expenses.

Democrat Mark Harris and Republican Glenn Grothman are vying for the 6th Congressional District seat. They've each made so-called entitlement programs a focus of their campaigns. Both oppose changing people's Social Security benefits based on their incomes. But HTR Media reports the things they agree on essentially end there.

Harris wants to continue funding entitlement programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), because he believes they help Americans in times of need.

Grothman thinks many of the programs should be better regulated and less dependent on taxpayers.

Harris is currently the Winnebago County executive, while Grothman is a state senator.