District 7 Congressional Race Candidates Gear up for Thursday's Debate

By KBJR News 1

District 7 Congressional Race Candidates Gear up for Thursday's Debate

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 12:52 PM CDT

In Wisconsin the District Seven Congressional Race has become the most expensive Congressional race in the state's history with spending topping seven million dollars.

Incumbent, Freshman Republican, Sean Duffy, is facing a Challenge from Democrat Pat Kreitlow, a former TV anchor and one term state senator.

The two are set to square off in a debate in Superior hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio on November 1st.

Sunday's edition of Northland voices with Barbara Reyelts gave viewers insight as to how the two candidates differ on a wide range of issues....most notably where each of them stands on taxes.

Reyelts : He said he's not going to raise taxes, he says you are going to raise taxes, what do you say about that?

Krietlow: It was his vote for the first Ryan Budget that propelled me into this race, because I knew that budget was wrong for an economic recovery, and wrong for middle class families, it gives huge tax cuts to the very top, but it also increases taxes for the working poor and middle class.

Duffy: That's the way you get compromise, is each side puts out a plan.

Reyelts: But your plan is to raise taxes and what we are hearing across the country.

Duffy: Barbara, that just isn't true. My plan doens't raise taxes at all, what we do in our budget is take away the loopholes and the preferences.