tv Wisconsin Senate Debate CSPAN October 14, 2016 8:00pm-9:01pm EDT
senate debate in wisconsin and then pena-rodriguez versus colorado about racial bias in jury selection and later a debate in the nevada senate race. now to wisconsin between ron johnson and russ feingold. you're on c-span. from the studios of wl u.k. in green bay, the wisconsin broadcasters association foundation presents the 2016 u.s. senate debate with incumbent republican senator -- ron johnson and challenger russ feingold. and now, president and ceo, michelle that are con -- vetter con. the broadcasters association is pleased to welcome you to the
u.s. senate debate between two leading candidates senator ron johnson and former senator russ feingold. tonight's event originates from green bay, wisconsin as wl u.k. tv.-- at wluk t hymie is lambeau field, the symbol for excellence. tonight's debate continues the long-standing commitment to excellence and public service. the debate is underwritten by foundation and the wisconsin association of independent colleges and universities. radiobeing broadcast on and television stations across wisconsin and on c-span. ,et's go to our moderator member of the wnba hall of fame and professor of integrity, joe geisler. our goal tonight is a
debate that helps voters make choices. thatanelists ask questions are relevant, fact-based, and fair. candidates answer with specifics. no ducking, dodging, or changing the subject. the panelists have researched and done their part. we are incorporating a social so that we can pitch in on a topic or two. viewers can do this via #wbad ebate. #wbadebate. there counting on candidates to do their part. let's welcome ron johnson and russ feingold. gentlemen, let me remind you and the viewers of the rules of the road to which we have all agreed in advance. he will have 1:30 to respond to a panelist or social media question. we will alternate so each of you
has the opportunity for the first and last word. if your responses don't really answer the question that was asked or you need context or theification, i will invoke moderators option and give you 30 seconds to give me a specific reply. your opponent will also get 30 seconds as well. there is a countdown clock in the studio. it is big and we can all see it. if you go over your time or intrude on each other's time, i will give you one warning. if you ignore it, your mike will cease to function. withly, we will conclude two minute statements from each candidate. we flipped a coin. the first answer will go to russ feingold. the first question from tom no more in of wl u.k. green bay -- wluk green bay. >> as it relates to a recent law
showing 53% of likely wisconsin voters say they were uncomfortable with hillary clinton presidency and 60% said uncomfortable with a donald trump presidency. you have called trumps recently surfaced comments about women completely indefensible but you have not said you do not endorse him. you did not, endorse clinton until it was clear she would be the nominee and still have not said whether you voted for her in the wisconsin primary. with senator johnson, do you stand behind your party's nominee, 100%? yes or no, and why? ron johnson has the first answer. been veryn: i have consistent with how i've been dealing with our nominee. there are areas of agreement. on growing the economy and making sure realizes the full isis,ial, defeating
securing our border. we have to doing that. certainly, appointing judges as .pposed to legislators someone who'll change washington. i have been supporting those areas of agreement and it has been -- i have not been shy about disagreeing with our candidate and our nominee. i'm not going to defend the indefensible which is a different stream of self then senator feingold who might be the last american that thinks hillary clinton is trustworthy. he has completely supported her ofn though she has decades corruption, lying boldfaced to the american public, a dereliction of duty in benghazi, i believe it cost for americans their lives. anduld call it negligent reckless behaviors regarding some of america's top national
security secrets. it shows she is completely disqualified from being president. for areas of agreement and support those areas of agreement. that i will hold whoever is president accountable. i will work with whoever is president trying to solve the enormous challenges facing america. beyondingold: this is areas of agreement, it's about being the leader of the united states and these most significant percent of the world. it is my view that supporting donald trump is completely irresponsible. and that no one should really do it after they have seen the fact that he simply isn't qualified to be president. he doesn't have the temperament to be president. divisiveness, said horrible things about various ethnic groups and others in this country to get himself the nomination. appears he's done a lot of other inappropriate things. this is no person to be the role model.
i think it will be very frightening. he has the chance to follow the lead of other senators, his colleagues that have said no. enough is enough. i'm not going to support donald trump. this is one of those times you have to be an american first. an american who is worried about the future of our great country. i have supported hillary clinton and bernie sanders both. i said all along that i would happily support either one and i am confident having worked with secretary clinton in a number of contexts that jill: she will be a next will and president. at's -- that she will be great president. jill: we will go to the next question.
panelist: the pulse nightclub was the deadliest shooting in u.s. history. then five officers and alice were killed in an ambush style shooting. we need to do something to reverse the problem. 85% of registered voters in wisconsin say they support closing the private gun sale loophole. mr. feingold, you have been outspoken about expanding background checks and the possible use of an executive order. votedr johnson, you against a bill that would have allowed the attorney general to bar people on the federal terrorism watch list from buying guns and voted against another bill requiring background checks for guns purchased at gun shows and online. the one thing you pledged to wisconsin tonight that you will do if elected to better protect our communities, and still protect our constitutional rights? having grown up in wisconsin, i understand the
importance of gun rights and the second amendment. i believe people have the right to have guns for the purposes of self-defense and funding. follow the common sense of the people of wisconsin. the one thing i would make sure of is that we follow the common sense of those that demand overwhelmingly that we have background checks at gun shows and on the internet. i would work extremely hard to make sure that actually occurred. are republican senators that have been bipartisan on this issue. senator johnson has not. senator johnson does not follow the common sense of the people of wisconsin on this issue. he follows the rules and the edicts of the nra. he will not buck the nra and -- on anything on this. something is common sense as background checks when you buy a
gun. you want somebody who respects gun rights and believes an appropriate regulations, or someone who will only do with the nra permits him to do? that is the choice on november 8. ron johnson: there is no doubt about the fact that additional laws don't solve the problem. you would see the gun rates in chicago going lower. i have provisions to increase enforcement of purchases. the vast majority of gun purchases in gun shows go through background checks. the problem in orlando was not one of gun control. we have not achieved the goal against isis. president obama laid out the goal against isis. we have not defeated isis. do, we have to
lead. it will heal our economy. we have the leadership to actually accomplish the goal of the feeding isis. the type of loan wolf activity that was saw in orlando and san bernardino. have you ever heard of sammy mohammed hamsa? we have the potential of an orlando sized terrorist attack right here in milwaukee. buy a fullyg to automatic weapon on the black market. jill: specifically, what would you do for guns beyond isis? the gun-control
bill that would increase the enforcement of purchases and increased enforcement of the violate current background checks. it is to try to bridge the difference to keep people on the from getting guns, but the problem is the bills offered had no chance of passing through the house and were proposed by the nra and aclu. if we had more time, i think i would've been successful. >> he noted it was his action and proposing an nra proposed idea on this. thatwas a bipartisan bill was going to try to solve this problem. because senator johnson has no independence from the nra, this bipartisan effort failed. that is the actual story of what happened. jill: next question. figuret: the most recent
shows 91% of people across the country have health insurance. at the same time, premiums continue to rise. in wisconsin, premiums will go up by an average of 16% next year. tot solutions do you have reduce insurance costs? russ feingold: your way understating -- ron johnson: you are way understating the problem with obama care. we really got hit the first year. groups, thehic lowest price increase of those is 1.8 times, the highest is three times. or $300.re paying $180 obamacare has been an unmitigated disaster. yesterday, they asked, would you turn back the clock and go back to where we were? , because ofgo back
obama, absolutely i would go back. allow states to continue to regulate. eliminate the individual mandate. allow individuals to purchase across state lines. those things actually worked. feingold knew what was in the law and said if there's nothing that would prevent you from keeping the health care plan, you eliminate the higher -- if you like your health care plan and dr., you can keep them. premiums will decline. those were the three promises. those were lies. it never occurred. we have to go to free market patient centered reforms that put patients in control. freedom of choice will work. russ feingold: fraud is pretending these problems didn't exist before the affordable care act and pretending it didn't make real progress.
senator johnson was very straightforward and said he would turn back the clock and take away all the things that have been accomplished. that means 20 million people that have been covered under the affordable care act would lose their coverage. 20 million people. that's not just import and for those people, it's important for hospitals and others that no longer have to see these people as charity cases. they couldn't get insurance. the affordable care act takes care of that. he would remove that. there are people with mental health issues, opiate addiction issues that are very serious and
they are now covered because of the affordable care act. it is not perfect and i agree that the deductibles and others have got to come down. to beave the opportunity the senator, i would act on this instead of defending deductibles as senator johnson did on an interview. panelist: we have been hearing from citizens on this topic. cracks some say it was put -- >> some say it was put in place to quickly. if you had to keep one part and dump one part, there would be one on each side that you would have to do? i would get rid of the tax. it was something i opposed at the time and effects perfectly legitimate policies and is one of those things i think would be a beginning step to improving it.
we need bipartisan efforts to try to change this bill. there are other problems as well like the so-called family glitch. that means somebody that gets evaluated as an individual for the affordable care act, but not in a situation where they have a family. the premiums and to dr. bowles are under control. up -- andigning deductibles are under control. insurance companies have indicated that they have dropped out or are thinking of dropping out because the mix of people -- a lot of people tend to be sicker as opposed to healthier. the better possibility that those will remain will be a better mix and will allow them to make the appropriate profit they need to make for this to make sense.
they will work in a bipartisan basis. , a frivolouswsuit lawsuit. it was thrown out in the seventh circuit court because he has litigated instead of working with other members of the senate to try to say, how can we make this better? ron johnson: one thing i would keep is to allow kids under 26 to stay on their parents plan. the thing i would definitely -- eliminate would be the federal definition of health care. it has driven premiums through the roof. all of those things have not come true. premiums have skyrocketed. is not as bad as people are pretending it was. went from $276 a month to $787 a month.
to quit a part-time job, she is a mother -- she had to work full-time because the premium went from $500 to $1200 a month. millions of americans lost their health care. 20,000 in the high risk pool. you had to know what was going to happen because you said you knew what was in there. access toosing doctors that they now and that they trusted. 95% was obamacare, covered by insurance. , it hasn't had an impact other than people who lost health care they can afford. premiums have doubled and tripled. we are out of time. we will go to our next question. we would like to stay on this
topic a long time but we also have other important topics. panelist: u.s. troops are advising iraqi forces as they plan to capture more from isis fighters. news broke just a couple hours ago about the milwaukee mended been charged with trying to help isis. a recent research poll shows 87% of people questioned say terrorism is their top concern. but let's focus on isis overseas. you both served and have similar backgrounds. there are different solutions that deal with this threat. starting with you, tell us about your specific plans for shutting isis down in the middle east. >> the first is the hollowing
out of the military. the democrats insist on more domestics and bending -- domestic spending before we fight isis the way we should. york, theren new were ambassadors. they are begging for american leadership. we need to lead. america is begging for leadership and we have not been doing so. after two years, the cia director said despite our efforts, isis remains a formidable and resilient enemy. and the global reach, that's pretty sad. against the elements.
he voted against authorizing the finest. now it is part of his plan. he's the only senator to do so preventing law enforcement from having those tools. he also wanted to close down guantanamo bay. senators, a strategic blunder. russ feingold: it's not a time for listing things people have done wrong that have nothing to do with it. it's beyond politics. do to destroy this organization? what you just heard was no plan at all.
first of all, we have to knock off their leaders. we have to kill them. there is a special force and they got the number two guy, they think. it needs to be intensified. increase human intelligence. the chairman of the homeland security hasn't lifted a finger. recently, there was a tragedy but we didn't have the right information and killed syrian troops. we need to cut off their oil supplies. it is producing oil and transported. i have served on the intelligence committee for five years and worked on that. tough. to be in some cases, they are exporting a radical idea of islam, hobby is him that is that
a colliding them around the world. these are the elements of an actual plan. jill: we will move on. panelist: let's move domestically. we have seen the videos of body cams, dash cams, showing us shootings of african-american men. some of the demonstrations have been violent. research by gallup and others indicates distrust of the justice system. police leaders like green bay's chief acknowledgment the deterioration of community relations across the country. the u.s. justice department pledging to undertake its most ambitious project to date. the tracting the use of force by police officers. rebuild theou do to trust in our communities? be specific. >> we have to recognize that
nobody wants to be in this position. the african-americans i met with feel very uncomfortable. many friends of mine are police officers that feel uncomfortable and worried. it can be a scary time when they leave work -- leave home for work in the morning. had you do that? specifically, community policing. reinvigorate the funding for community policing started in 1994 and was very beneficial for communities. people in the neighborhood know the police officers. there is a problem with institutional bias. they don't have the normal elements you would expect from a community. you have to properly fund public schools. we have to stop discrimination in lending for housing. we have to make sure that there are actually businesses in the neighborhood, a real neighborhood where people get to know each other and protect each
other. does not enough contact. there shouldn't just be a presence in milwaukee at the time of the tragedy. the should be a presence there all the time. the u.s. senator should go out and listen to people. and throughout one's term so that you can constantly be part make sure thato the tension is reduced. ron johnson: you need to be involved. i have been involved with the community and i have shown up. i have done far more than show up and talk and call for more government spending and taxes. what i have done is i have acted. i am very proud of is my involvement with the joseph project. there's not one manufacturer that can hire enough people. and you have all this high level of unemployment. how can we make those connections?
the greater church of christ that identifies people in that situation, formerly incarcerated, we go in with just one week. we provide soft skills, training, interview skills, training. 20 companies. it is transforming people's lives. my nine-year-old daughter is finally proud of me. you finally engage, you act, and you turn people's a lot -- people's lives around one at a time.
the united states is the only industrialized nation without national paid family leave according to political fact. of 41 countries examined, the smallest amount of paid leave required with the exception of the united states is about two months. on the state level, a handful have paid family leave for birth or adoption. paid family leave, and for what length of time. >> whether it is strengthening the military or providing opportunities for economic growth. my three things are the massive overregulation of government that cost $2 trillion a year. i realize we're getting immune
to these massive numbers but that is $14,000 per household. it would be another federal regulation to increase employers. it is costing this $12,000 a year. not allowing them -- would you rather have the 14,000 of the cost of complying with federal regulation? it inld you rather have your paycheck for your family. tax credits, it's leaving money in taxpayers money in their pocket. that is something i can support.
leave more money in your pocket. senator feingold wants to grow government. it is absolutely going to require increased taxes. ron johnson: this -- russ feingold: this is where we see having your own views and telling people what they are. what people tell me is that they are having a heck of a time. because of this problem, the failure of the economy to keep up with wages. so people want the minimum wage race. they also want a family leave. because the business is saying that we value you. we want you to have a good family life and it will make
that person more likely to stay with that business. it really is a shame that instead of siding with the families of this state. senator johnson will only go with a position that is oriented to the corporate view. support family and medical leave. it is done in so many other laces and it has not brought the economies down. what it means to be able to bond with a child. he just responds to the big corporations. panelist: it shows that if nothing is done, the trust fund will be exhausted between 2029 and 2034. it is rising to 67.
what changes would you make to ensure the social security fund remains solvent? >> social security as a foundation for so many people's lives and existence. for other people, it might be that and a small tension. i have never tried to suggest that there would be privatization are some other technique to threaten those accounts. senator johnson has called it a ponzi scheme. advocates george bush's idea of private accounts. the idea of these private accounts, it makes it very concerned. that is the scare tactic.
make sure people pay their fair share on fica. it cuts off at 118,000. lebron james is having a great year after letter he and financially. he could pay more. make onef congress hundred $75,000. we could raise it to that level. wealthy people get social security. i'm not proposing we change that. but it is only reasonable that people pay their fair share. help -- it avoids the terrible idea. the asset of the trust fund, that is because people like senator feingold when given the chance to actually invest those
surplus funds, he voted no. he voted not to protect it. benefits, those actions don't save social security. let's talk about how you do that. solving social security and medicare. we have been growing at such a low level. the difference is a norm us. is $14 trillion of additional economic activity over 10 years. trillion.s $29
even with the meager economic growth we've had, federal revenue has increased by $1.1 trillion a year. regulatory burden, have a better tax system, and energize the god-given energy resources. jill: let's go to the social media desk. panelist: one subject we haven't talked about yet is energy. what would you do as a senator to move us towards energy and combating climate change? focus on the energy part. what do you see is the most important energy source in the future and what is one thing that can be done to help us get there? hydraulicn: fracturing and horizontal drilling, we are finally energy independent. soviets -- let's utilizes resources. president obama said because of his policies that senator willold supports, rates necessarily skyrocket.
the best thing to do is to affordresources those controls. not opposed to some government funding for wind and solar, those types of things to fund basic science and research. in the end, it's got to be market based. based, u.s.market rates would skyrocket. that's not good for an economy. we've got to focus on economic growth. i am a person that believes in an all of the above approach to energy. you also have to put in something about climate change. i grew up in this state. the climate has changed in my lifetime. it is a frightening prospect. senator johnson doesn't see it
that way. man-made climate change. that climate hasn't warmed up in the last few years. it was indicated that it was the warmest month ever. we have focus on the alternatives. solar andwe look at wind. to use coal.ue we will use other renewable resources because it creates jobs and because it will reduce carbon emissions. this has a positive element as well. industry, weck want to do something different. they agreed to lower their omissions which will have a
significant impact. about trying to do something about energy. it's also about the economy. time is up. panelist: we will talk about defense spending. created 19,000g jobs. due to something called sequestration. it is something defined as mandatory budget cuts passed by the budget control act in 2011. it is still going through 2021. they called on ending , and it is simply too important.
how did each of you stand on this? do you support more funding for the military? >> we can't afford to cut out the fundamental way. we have to spend the money. spendingto tailor the to the kinds of threats like isis and al qaeda and other threats that may emerge around the world. find places where money isn't being spent wisely. it is a plan with about 35 provisions and says there are things we can do to save some money. it can be used for other purposes in the military. some 1000 abrams tanks. only about 300 of them need to be retrofitted according to the
military. we need to do is be smart, take a close look at what is wasteful. i don't support some kind of cut to the military across the board. i support making sure the money is spent wisely and it is related to the problems that exist around the world. they look at these is combined. that. seen i had the ability to work for the president in africa. these people work hand-in-hand. jill: your time is up. -- ront: defense hawks johnson: defense hawks don't -- i have always supported the military.
i believe defense of this nation is the top priority of government. course, we have to resource. i thought it was the craziest policy and i know it will put our homeland at risk. the problem we have is senator feingold party consistently blocks republicans will try to increase defense spending because they ask for domestic spending that doesn't work and sometimes exacerbates the problem. we have to bring things like defense appropriation bills to the floor of the senate. we should audit the fed. government is not efficient. it's not effective. but we have to fund to keep this nation safe.
right now, we don't have those resources. on the subject of the military, let's go to tom. panelist: regarding the medical care veterans receive. more than 30% of veterans receiving care say they don't believe the v.a. hospitals or medical centers are giving them high-quality care. more than half say they are not prepared to handle their own care after discharge. these the veterans that need the care the most. 95% of veterans seeking care served in a combat zone. mr. feingold, you said more federal money may be a solution. senator johnson first with specific examples. how do you propose improving the care? have supported the choice to access private care when it is too far away or the wait time is too long. i have also acted.
when i found out about the health care center, i had become chairman of government affairs. i had my staff begin our own investigation. we made public more information than they did in three years of their investigation. because of my investigation, my hearings, and my reports, we upheld those people accountable. the executive director that turned a blind side -- a blind eye. senator feingold, his office was repeatedly advised. 110 years of total service, we take these things very seriously.
i'm not quite sure why senator feingold did not raise the alarm mail layinghey got out the problems. calling it candy land. is that because the staff didn't care or senator feingold didn't? he knows for sure it wasn't true. it was testimony that made it very clear that my office had never received anything of that kind. this tragedy occurred five years later under senator johnson's watch. so this is a sad moment when someone who knows for sure that something is untrue repeats it because he's a politician trying to get reelected. it's awful. but what this is about is making sure the veterans get the care they need. if they have to travel, it's not too onerous. that is what it's about.
i've been all over the state. whenever i meet a veteran, i ask them. how do you feel about your veterans carry? i really liked my doctor. i got these glasses at the the a. there are problems in the need to be improved, but i guarantee you that most of the veterans in this state want to make sure as athis program continues federally guaranteed program. i do not wait until my fifth year to start acting on veterans issues. i was responsible for new health care kenexa in sawyer county, news centers, green bay, and i got that done. senator, can you do something about it? , not just when my office dropped the ball. jill: i will invoke my privilege, what will you do moving forward?
ron johnson: make sure it has adequate funding. supportive ofly choice for veterans, allow them access to the private sector health care that's closest to them. the daughter of thomas barrett who died of neglect, had she known about these things, i never would've taken my dad there. she comes from marshall and they have excellent care. -- v.a. is not particularly it has a lot of problems and we have to improve the choice program. russ feingold: talking about choice programs in general programs but there are specific things you can do. i had a nice conversation with accounting board member of north etc. want to about the problem. you go to your doctor and he says, you need to see a specialist. apparently, you got to go through some bureaucracy to get that specialist. i don't think it should be that way. if the doctor says you need to
see a specialist, cut that red tape out and make sure it happens. do it in the context of the v.a. as a public row graham. -- public program. panelist: 73.5% of students borrow money. the average debt are those students reaching over $30,000. institute, the reports from 2004 to 2014, the average debt of graduation rosette more than twice the rate of inflation. -- rose at more than twice the rate of inflation. it hinders students ability to achieve life goals such as purchasing homes, starting families, investing in small businesses, or retiring from the workforce. what is the role of federal government and what will you do if elected to ensure that higher education is more affordable and more accessible. i've gone to theeingold:
counties and people tell me that it is affecting their middle-class lives. the most commonly mentioned thing is the cost of student loans. the problem it creates for the family and also for the community. so we do need to continue the federal role. we need the student loan program. it is a very simple piece of legislation that would help. you would be able to renegotiate. senator johnson voted against it. concern about the terrible position these and people are being placed in? i think it's a denial of the american dream.
they can use the money for whatever else. they can use it for that. i think it should be prohibited. these are specific things we can do. senator johnson says young people think it is free money. they don't. they know what interest is. the cost of college has increased and everybody has to ask themselves, what in the world is a different about what colleges and universities been their money on -- spend their money on? lecture at$8,000 per stanford university. when colleges have that much causes the is what
an affordability of college. we've got to address the affordability issue. we already have 38 different programs. the study of the 70% of people defaulting on student loans had no idea these programs exist. it is already existing as opposed to creating a whole new government program. it is adding to the deficit and it is something we haven't even talked about. by deficit will increase $103 trillion. senator feingold had for opportunities to vote for a balanced budget amendment in the 90's. twice he could've been the yes vote. the debt has increased by $14 trillion.
it does not help students. jill: we have 30 seconds that each of you could have one more kick at this. you madegold: i think a good choice because the world that senator johnson describes is one where he says, it's too bad about the student loans. it's too bad you have all this debt. he didn't suggest a single specific thing to relieve the burden on the students right now. if you want to represent the people of wisconsin, you need to get serious. that needs to happen now. not when billionaires and multimillionaires are redoing -- jill: times up. working and i was supporting the student loan's certainty act that lowered interest rates.
i want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to build a good life for themselves. it is a matter of how you make college more affordable and we need to address that issue. gone far toome has quickly. it is time for your closing statements. russ feingold's first. russ feingold: thank you for wisconsin broadcasters for doing this. it has been a tremendous privilege to have a chance to go around the state the last two years and here people's concerns. and the amazing innovation. this is really doing things with fresh water. and you come up. with green bay. i can't stop eating the mozzarella you get the quiktrip. good chip or falls and you see .- chippewa falls a fascinating company is taking old machines in manufacturing
them, selling them cheaper than some of the new machines. this is the good news. there's a lot of it. there's also the problem of middle income and working families. wall street is at the highest level it's ever been. we have lower unemployment so they say, where's the fairness? medical leavely and they want pharmaceutical medicines to be affordable. they wanted addressed in a real way. they don't want jobs shipped overseas. senator johnson thinks these agreements of the greatest thing since sliced bread but they are not. i think the people of this state deserve a senator that is going to vote with them instead of voting with the corporations. that is the matchup. it would be different with me.
i would stand with the people of the state and if you elect me, that's exactly what i will do. ron johnson: the number one thing people say to me is that i am in their prayers. i can't tell you how much we appreciate that. is toxt most common thing you guys get something done? working with senators frank anen and making sure that the bridge is under construction. by finding areas of agreement that unify us, we have a comp list things. 28 have been signed into law. being an outsider business persons approach to get things done. what wisconsinites have asked me to do is exactly what i've done. it is a stark contrast to individuals.
feingold was a career politician and doesn't have a lot to show for it. it wasn't a very good return on the investment. i helped start, build, and grow a successful wisconsin family business that provided hundreds of wisconsinites good paying jobs. some of these folks are with me still. company.that we export products. i understand what it takes to grow a business and how hard businesses. i understand how much harder the federal government makes it. i want to grow the private areor where long-term jobs created so that wisconsinites can keep more of their hard-earned money. senator feingold will have a plan for everything, but the plan involves growing government. i hope people understand government is ineffective, inefficient, and when it grows, your freedoms will reseed and they will demand more of your hard-earned dollars.
i've got a record of doing so and i'm asking for your support and your vote. jill: gentlemen, panelists, thank you. we hope you've inspired people to get to the polls. election day, november 8. apple's will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. you can register to vote on election day and you must show photo identification. here is a website to help you. myvote.wi.gov. you will find information on correct id's and how to get one in advance of election day. you can find info on absentee ballots, the location of your polling place, and a preview of what is on the ballot. wi.gov. -- this election includes more than the presidential and senate races. there is the house of representatives and county offices.
with that, i thank you all for joining us tonight. for joining us for tonight's debate, and opportunity for citizens to hear from the leading senate candidates in a nonpartisan forum. this debate has been sponsored by the wba foundation through a grant from the wisconsin association of independent colleges and universities. wisconsine thanks to radio and television stations who worked together to produce and air this broadcast. for the candidates, our moderators, and panelist. is tuesday, november eight. exercise your right as an american and vote. as always, member stations will be on duty to bring you the results. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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