Harsdorf, Moore to debate several times

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

HUDSON (WEAU) – The two candidates in next month’s recall election in Wisconsin’s tenth senate district have agreed to a series of debates, but the exact number depends on who you ask.

On Friday, challenger Shelly Moore’s (D-River Falls) campaign said in a release that Moore had accepted four debates with Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls). In the release, Moore goes on to say that Harsdorf has been hiding from voters, and refusing to talk openly about the issues that led to her recall.

Harsdorf’s campaign told us that, in May, Moore had proposed three debates, which Harsdorf eventually accepted. It says that the fourth would be sponsored by people who signed the recall petition, and may have even donated to Moore’s campaign. The Moore campaign release says that debate is at an American Association of University Women Candidate Forum on July 27. It’s a debate Harsdorf’s campaign says the senator isn’t interested in participating in.

The three debates the candidates agree on are in Hudson on July 25, River Falls on July 28, and at Wisconsin Public Radio on August 4.

The recall election is August 9.


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  • by harold Location: eau claire on Jul 18, 2011 at 04:31 AM
    I am sure William of Normandy would say the same thing about our current president - most incompetent since Carter
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      by William of Normandy on Jul 18, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to harold
      Thanks Harold, but I'll speak for myself. Your party (Republican) is not in a position to speak about incompetence, need I point out Harding, Hoover, and Bush Jr. I certainly wouldn't characterize either Carter or Obama as incompetent.
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        by Competent on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:08 AM in reply to William of Normandy
        I would classify Obama as extremely incompetent!
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        by KTS on Jul 18, 2011 at 01:39 PM in reply to William of Normandy
        I would definitely call Obama a failure as a president. I wouldn't go as far as to say hes incompetent... Hes extremely good at speaking with a teleprompter. That's how he got into office. Hopefully people wise up in 2012 before he sinks this ship.
  • by incahoots Location: Eau Claire on Jul 17, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    Why waste time on these debates? Anyone thats going to vote has already made up their minds. Everyone else thinks it's a waste of time and taxpayer money.
  • by scott Location: EAU CLAIRE on Jul 16, 2011 at 06:34 PM
    wow dave really, subtle dog references, is that the best you got, you are one typical, llying, republican grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by emily on Jul 16, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    Am I missing something? Where in the story did it say that Moore yells at her students or is a bully? Unless you know this for a fact (like you actually saw it) , you are just spreading manure.
  • by Kate on Jul 16, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    Does Shelly Moore teach school? How does she plan on being a state representative and teaching school?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2011 at 07:15 AM
    It's too bad Harsdorf agreed to this. It makes the union plant look like a legitimate candidate. Let's hope enough voters step up to let them know honest workers resent these union bullies. Moore should be ashamed of herself. The schools preach against bullying in the classroom, then the union recruits a teacher to teach the kids how to do it.
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      by me on Jul 16, 2011 at 09:27 AM in reply to
      I suppose that's one way to look at it.
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      by KTS on Jul 16, 2011 at 10:37 AM in reply to
      It gives Harsdorf a chance to embarrass Moore. I think its a good idea.
  • by Dave on Jul 16, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    Shelly Moore is an embarrasment to the teachers of WI. When I was in school I had a few teachers that would scream at the top of there lungs and it just shows they have no control over a class. This woman does not have a clue what she's getting into, she better go and lay on the porch were she belongs.
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      by Realist on Jul 16, 2011 at 11:05 AM in reply to Dave
      It's obvious that your English teacher didn't speak loudly enough.
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      by William of Normandy on Jul 17, 2011 at 02:33 PM in reply to Dave
      Sir, you are an idiot. If Harsdorf can manage to maintain that position, Ms. Moore will have no trouble. As we have found with our current governor, there is no prerequisite in holding public office.
  • by E Location: Menomonie on Jul 16, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    I'm interested in how Harsdorf will try to justify cutting funding from our public schools, while giving to private schools. I don't care how you rationalize it. Not everyone can afford private schooling, and our public school children don't deserve these cuts from their programs while private school children are given even more privilege. If you are in the financial position and choose to send your child to a private school that is great. However,those who can't shouldn't be given even less opportunity. Everyone deserves a good education, and so far WI has proven our schools whether public or private can do that. I'm curious to see how we will start ranking once we get the full effects of these cuts in years to come.
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      by Bob on Jul 16, 2011 at 12:42 PM in reply to E
      Student rankings could actually go up, now that schools can get rid of poor teachers and replace them with teachers who actually want to be there for the children and not the benefits.
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        by bob2 on Jul 17, 2011 at 08:31 AM in reply to Bob
        Actually many of our rankings are pretty high. Your statement about being able to "replace them with teachers who actually want to be there for the children and not the benefits" is based upon two false assumptions: first, that current teachers don't actually want to be there and are there for the benefits--that is not true--I know a large number of teachers and that is not true of any of them. Second, it also implies that if you are willing to teach children you shouldn't care about getting paid, getting health insurance, or being able to retire. Apparently only private sector workers are allowed to be concerned about monetary concerns and their financial well-being. That is unreal.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2011 at 01:17 PM in reply to Bob
        Private schools have an unfair advantage in the rankings: they are not held to the same standards that the public schools are, AND they get to pick and choose their students. Tell me again how private schools are doing a better job teaching AFTER they accept anybody who applies and are held to the same testing standards as public schools. It'll never happen because there's not money to be made in that.
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        by William of Normandy on Jul 18, 2011 at 07:47 AM in reply to Bob
        Under this governor, I suppose pigs could actually fly too.
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      by Pat on Aug 1, 2011 at 07:08 PM in reply to E
      I think you should research this topic before you past judgement. Students in these schools were not learning in the public schools--not sure why???? However, the graduating classes have climb greatly when these students were taken out of public classrooms and are receiving school in the private schools. Also, this was pasted several years ago!! Sounds like the private schools (teaching) provide better learning experience then public schools where teachers have a 'right' to teach forever!
  • by E Location: Menomonie on Jul 16, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    I'm interested in how Harsdorf will try to justify cutting funding from our public schools, while giving to private schools. I don't care how you rationalize it. Not everyone can afford private schooling, and our public school children don't deserve these cuts from their programs while private school children are given even more privilege. If you are in the financial position and choose to send your child to a private school that is great. However,those who can't shouldn't be given even less opportunity. Everyone deserves a good education, and so far WI has proven our schools whether public or private can do that. I'm curious to see how we will start ranking once we get the full effects of these cuts in years to come.
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      by just saying on Jul 16, 2011 at 09:31 AM in reply to E
      It would appear that a solid education has been reduced from a right to a priviledge. I does cost money after all.
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        by Diane on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:21 PM in reply to just saying
        To just saying, It costs money for both private and public schooling.
  • by Don on Jul 16, 2011 at 04:16 AM
    Hasn't Harsdorf been working in Madison? Moore only works 9 months and has time to run around telling her lies. Typical Democrat.
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      by oh yeah on Jul 16, 2011 at 09:33 AM in reply to Don
      Of course that must be right, what with the rapid pace of all things GOP being rammed through.
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        by Oh No on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM in reply to oh yeah
        Kind of like Obamacare?
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          by Anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 at 05:05 PM in reply to Oh No
          Exactly! That's why I've changed from being a Republican to being an Independent. Same garbage under a different name!
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