The Democratic National Committee has announced Wisconsin will serve as the setting of a presidential primary debate early next year. It will take place on February 11 and will be hosted by PBS, although the time or the host city have not yet been disclosed.
In a statement, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chairwoman Martha Laning called the presence of a debate here a “tremendous opportunity” for voters to get know the candidates better and to showcase the state on a national stage. “It will be refreshing for Wisconsin to host presidential candidates with a vision on how our country can work together to strengthen the middle class rather than the ‘divide and conquer” strategy Wisconsin has become known for under Governor Walker,” Laning.
The Republican National Committee also plans to hold one of its presidential debates in Wisconsin. It’s scheduled for next month, and the RNC has not yet indicated when or where it will take place.