Wirch-Steitz forum coverage
State Sen. Bob Wirch and his challenger in the Aug. 16 recall election Jonathon Steitz traded views in a forum at the Kenosha Country Club this morning.
The forum was hosted by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce.
The recall election was spurred by Wirch’s participation in the flight from the state of the 14 state Senate Democrats during debate of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill in February in order to avoid a quorum call for a vote on the bill. Here Wirch and Steitz give their views on the issue (in all further seated videos Wirch is on the right and Steitz on the left):
Here’s video of the candidates opening statements, with Wirch speaking first:
As business organizations hosted this forum, many of the question related to business policy. Here’s a compilation of some of the business oriented questions:
Here the candidates give their opinions on drug testing for recipients of social safety net programs:
Here the candidates give their views on federal healthcare reform:
Here the candidates give their views on abortion:
Here are the candidates closing statements, with Steitz going first: