On Monday, Democratic state senate candidate Shelly Moore challenged Wisconsin state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to at least three debates before July's recall election. A spokesman for Harsdorf's campaign said "we look forward to a full set of debates."
Moore said the following in a press statement released on Monday:
"After months of closed-door meetings and an utter lack of transparency, the people of western Wisconsin deserve to hear an honest discussion of the important issues facing our state."
"By standing side-by-side and sharing our visions for the future, the people will see who will fight for education, seniors and the middle class, and who is eager to continue giving millions of dollars in tax breaks to big corporations."
Friends of Sheila Harsdorf campaign spokesman Nathan Duerkop responded to the statement with a reminder that Harsdorf is busy at work in the state capitol, and that Moore plans to increase taxes and spending.
"While Harsdorf is doing her job to balance the state budget, she is more than happy to talk to voters about Moore’s tax-and-spend plans," Duerkop said. "Residents of the 10th Senate District will be alarmed at how Moore is in league with Madison unions and how much it will cost taxpayers if elected, to say nothing about the debt she would pass onto our kids. Sheila is hard at work fixing budget messes, but we look forward to a full set of debates."
There's no word yet on when and where the debates will take place.