AUDIO: Dan Olson, Sheila Harsdorf Address Issues on WPR's The West Side

Republican State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf and Democratic challenger Dan Olson faced off in a candidate forum Thursday on Wisconsin Public Radio moderated by The West Side host Rich Kremer.

Dan Olson, Democratic challenger
Sheila Harsdorf, Republican senator
Rich Kremer, The West Side host

A candidate forum between the two candidates vying for the 10th State Senate District seat in the Nov. 6 election. 

The debate was aired live on WPR's The West Side radio program

The program began at 5 p.m. and ended at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.


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Rich Petersen October 19, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Harsdorf is being deceitful when she uses ULINE as an example of job creation. It was no such thing. Instead it was just poaching of American jobs from another state. This only serves to continue the race to the bottom. Her lock-step voting with the Republican Party shows she cares more about Party politics and corporate welfare instead of caring about the people she represents. Their education "reforms" only serves their goal to eliminate public education instead of investing in our children and the future of the state. Sheila's take on the health insurance exchange is another example. Instead of leading and being innovative she just wants to procrastinate by opting out as long as possible. Her avoidance of answering the question if everyone in WI should have health care exposes further demonstrates her lack of concern for the health of individuals. Both candidates need to realize that a single payer system would provide health care to everyone while also reducing health care cost.
Rich Petersen October 19, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Apart from the fundamental issue of whether or not we should be selling frack sands in the first place, Harsdorf's comments regarding an extraction fee, again shows she is not a leader but a follower. It should not matter what other states do for fees. What matters is how our state funds the regulation of frack sand mining. If we decide to allow the sale of this resource then fees need to be levied in order to pay for the proper regulations to protect the environment in Wisconsin.
Don Vande Yacht October 19, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Rick Peterson: You may like to hear yourself talk But take a break. Sheila is an excellent representative of the values of Western Wisconsin. Get a Life. The people of Western Wisconsin really like Sheila....and you will see so on November 6.
Rich Petersen October 20, 2012 at 12:56 AM
I think the evidence shows that she is not an excellent representative of her constituents, but instead is more interested in just representing one political party. "You may like to hear yourself talk But take a break." and "Get a Life"? What I hear when you say that is that I should not be allowed to express my opinion if it doesn't agree with you. Is that really what you meant to say? Look at the results of the last election and you will see that a significant number of "The people of Western Wisconsin" disagree with you.


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