MADISON — Sen. Ron Johnson and former Sen. Russ Feingold are about to face each other in their first debate of the campaign.
Johnson and Feingold were to debate Friday night in Green Bay. The debate is sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and will be broadcast across the state on a number of stations and nationally by C-SPAN.
It is the first of two debates in the race over a four-day period. They are set to debate for the second and final time Tuesday in Milwaukee.
The debate comes as the Marquette University Law School poll show the race to be about even. Feingold and Johnson are familiar debate opponents. They squared off three times in 2010, a race Johnson won ending Feingold's 18-year run in the Senate.