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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh will host a local prelude to the presidential debate Tuesday, Oct. 7, when Wisconsin Senate candidates Randy Hopper and Jessica King tackle the issues that matter to voters.

The debate will take place from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Room 227 of Reeve Memorial Union, 748 Algoma Blvd., with political science professor David Siemers moderating. Hopper and King are vying for the 18th Senate District, which encompasses Oshkosh, Rosendale, Waupun, Fond du Lac, North Fond du Lac and many of the surrounding townships. The seat has been vacated by long-time incumbent Carol Roessler.

Students, staff and faculty — as well as members of the greater community — are welcome to attend. The presidential debate between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama will be aired immediately following the state Senate debate.

For more information, contact political science professor David Siemers at (920) 424-0435 or

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