Debate may break out in Reynolds-Sullivan race
Don't put a lot of money on it, but it appears that a debate may have broken out in the State Senate race between Tom Reynolds and Jim Sullivan. The first two "debates" turned into Sullivan town hall meetings because Reynolds, the incumbent,is afraid someone might film or tape him.
It's not that Reynolds thinks they'll change or edit what he says. He's afraid they'll use what he actually says. That's created problems for him in the past.
Anyway, Reynolds has finally agreed to debate Jim Sullivan at Reynolds' own church, Grace Community Church, 8400 W. Beloit Road, West Allis, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Don't bring your camera.
There's a rumor that besides the no-camera rule Reynolds may insist that it be a no-question debate, too, but I can't confirm that. (Joke. Bad one, but joke nonetheless.) I don't know what the format will be, but I doubt there will be any audience participation.
DA, sheriff candidates meet
Meanwhile, 4th Street Forum will host candidates for Milwaukee County DA and sheriff at noon on Thursday at Milwaukee Turner Hall, 1034 N. 4th St.
Each forum is taped in front of a live audience for later broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television, Channels 10/36. The forums are free and open to the public. You can participate by asking questions of the panelists. Bring your lunch or purchase it from Historic Turner Restaurant.
In case you're wondering, John Chisholm, who won the Democratic primary for DA, faces an independent, Lew Wasserman, and David Clarke, the Republican who won the Democratic nomination for sheriff, faces fellow Republican Don Holt in the general.
Debate tonight on marriage, civil union ban
Tonight in Waukesha, WisPolitics.com sponsors another in a series of debates on the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and civil unions. The debate will bebetween Fair Wisconsin Campaign Manager Mike Tate and Family Research Institute CEO Julaine Appling.
It's at 7 p.m. today (Monday) in Room N133 at UW-Waukesha. It's free and open to the public. Cameras welcome.
Gov debate, too
While we're on the debate beat, Gov. Jim Doyle and Congressman Mark Green square off for their second debate Friday at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Wisconsin Broadcasters Assn., it will air live or delayed on stations across the state.