23rd District Senate race continues for candidates

(WEAU) - Candidates and voters are now one step closer to the end.

The primary recall election showed Senator Terry Moulton will face Kristen Dexter in June.

He has also decided to challenge her to three debates, which she has accepted.

Moulton released a statement saying, “It’s important to use this time to discuss issues in the state.”

"The fact that he's issued a challenge is laughable but of course I have long stated my desire to you know be in debates and be in forums and to be out in front of the people," said Democrat Kristen Dexter, 23rd District Senate Candidate.

We talked to Senator Moulton prior to the election and with Kristen Dexter about their campaigns.

"I'll be doing some fund-raising, I will be going to a number of different businesses, we're touring several different businesses, I'll be meeting and greeting as many people as I possibly can," said Republican Senator Terry Moulton, 23rd District Senate Candidate.

“The next thing is just continue voter contact, there is still believe it or not a slice of people who haven't made up their mind about these races,” said Dexter.

Meanwhile the Eau Claire County Republican and Democratic parties argue over their candidates for the 23rd District.

"He wants people to see that Kristen's basic baseline premise is class warfare, she doesn't really have any good ideas that will move this state forward," said Brian Westrate, Eau Claire County Republican Party.

"That's incorrect, I mean there’s a variety of issues. There's Terry Moulton signing a confidentiality agreement, essentially a pledge that he wouldn't talk to his own constituents during the re-districting process," said Jason Hicks of the Eau Claire County Democratic Party.

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  • by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    This Dexter seems like just poison. Plus a silver spoon life with a Doctor husband. PEW
  • by tuna town on May 10, 2012 at 08:56 AM
    Kristen is a nice enough gal but her "solution" to every problem is more taxes. Moulton stood with taxpayers insisting public employees pay their fair of health ins & retirement benefits.And balanced the state budget.Don't want to go back to endless tax increases.
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      by Barb on May 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM in reply to tuna town
      Oh, please, don't quote from tv ads -- they are all so full of everything but the truth. Dexter's solution to every problem is most definitely not taxes! How does that make any sense to anyone? And Moulton wouldn't even talk to taxpayers -- he stood with Walker and the Republicans in their run and gun approach to governing and it didn't work -- how he's being held responsible. Oh, and if you think tax increases aren't on the horizons with Walker's team -- you really aren't paying attention at all!
  • by Les Location: Wi on May 10, 2012 at 06:19 AM
    If you want to take a giant step backward vote Dexter!! I and many others would rather go forward with Moulton.
  • by Brian Location: Chippewa on May 10, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    What is "laughable" is we would consider electing a senator with absolutely no qualifications. Moulton at least knows how to balance a budget and run a successful small business. Dexter is an award winning artist which is great but....
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      by Anonymous on May 10, 2012 at 08:08 PM in reply to Brian
      Why? Apparently we have a governor with no qualifications. Oh yeah, he's going to be out of a job and in jail soon.
  • by scott Location: eau claire on May 10, 2012 at 06:14 AM
    wolf bill equals jobs, enough said.
  • by BILL Location: LADYSMITH on May 10, 2012 at 05:44 AM
  • by anonymous Location: Eau Claire on May 10, 2012 at 05:20 AM
    I don't like either candidate!
  • by anonymous Location: Eau Claire on May 10, 2012 at 05:20 AM
    I don't like either candidate!
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2012 at 08:23 PM
    money buys votes
  • by Anonymous on May 9, 2012 at 08:19 PM
    of course moultan will be doing some fundraising thats all he and his rich repubs have is MONEY
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