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Johnson, Feingold set to debate Oct. 14

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger Russ Feingold are scheduled to debate Oct. 14.

The debate was announced this week by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation.

The hour-long debate on a Friday night just over three weeks before the Nov. 8 general election will be somewhere in the Green Bay-Appleton market, but the exact location was not announced.

This is the first announced debate of the campaign between Johnson and Feingold this cycle.

It marks the first time the two have debated since their first contest in 2010.

Johnson won that year, ending Feingold’s bid for a fourth term.

Also this week, a spokesman for Feingold said Johnson should withdraw his support of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

The push comes after Trump disparaged the bereaved parents of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim who was awarded a Bronze Star after he was killed in 2004 in Iraq.

Feingold spokesman Michel Tyler said that “our Gold Star families should be honored, not slandered again and again by Donald Trump.”

Tyler said “enough is enough” and Johnson should denounce Trump and withdraw support.

Johnson issued a statement on the issue but he did not mention Trump by name.

Johnson said Khan and all “Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country deserve our deepest respect and gratitude.”

Trump is set to campaign in Wisconsin later this week.

See also: Wisconsin veterans denounce Trump's attacks on Gold Star family

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