Scorecard: Debate moderators should be asking climate change questions. Are they?

Scorecard: Debate moderators should be asking climate change questions. Are they?

Only 8 of 40 debates analyzed so far this year included a question about climate change.

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Melissa Joskow / Media Matters

This page was updated on October 19, 2018.

Less than one quarter of the debates in competitive Senate and governors’ races in 2016 featured a question about climate change, according to tracking by Media Matters. Moderators need to do better in 2018, but so far, they’re doing worse.

Only 8 of 40 debates Media Matters has analyzed thus far this election season included a question about climate change.

Climate change is a crisis that's now affecting all Americans, and debate moderators should be asking candidates what they plan to do about it. In 2017, climate and extreme weather disasters cost the U.S. at least $306 billion in damages -- an all-time record. Extreme weather exacerbated by climate change is taking a big toll on the U.S. this year too, from heat waves to wildfires to hurricanes, with localized effects that candidates for statewide offices need to address. And the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently issued a dire report about the extreme urgency of fighting climate change.

On this scorecard, Media Matters is tracking debates in close Senate and gubernatorial races. For upcoming debates, we'll provide information about how the public can suggest questions and watch the events. For past debates, we'll note whether moderators asked climate questions, and if they did, we'll post a transcript of questions and answers as well as video or audio clips.

We are focusing on competitive races -- those ranked by the Cook Political Report as being a "toss-up" or "lean R" or "lean D" as of September 19. If you have additional information about debates that we should include, please email ecooper AT mediamatters.org.

We are tracking debates in these races:

Alaska governor Kansas governor North Dakota senator
Arizona senator Maine governor Ohio governor
Colorado governor Michigan governor Ohio senator
Connecticut governor Minnesota governor Oregon governor
Florida governor Minnesota senator Rhode Island governor
Florida senator Missouri senator Tennessee senator
Georgia governor Nevada governor Texas senator
Illinois governor Nevada senator West Virginia senator
Indiana senator New Mexico governor Wisconsin governor
Iowa governor

 

Alaska

Climate threats: Alaska is at risk from extreme heat, coastal flooding, and wildfires, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Bill Walker (independent) -- incumbent
Mike Dunleavy (R)
Mark Begich (D)
Billy Toien (Libertarian)

Past debates:

Date: September 5
Hosted by: Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce, KINY-AM
Moderator: Pete Carran (KINY-AM host)
Audio: KINY-AMY
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: September 10
Hosted by: Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Tim Thompson (Alaska Airlines spokesman)
Video and partial transcript: Anchorage Daily News
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 2
Hosted by: Alaska Airmen Association
Moderators: Corey Hester (Alaska Airmen Association executive director), Adam White (Alaska Airmen Association government and legislative affairs director)
Video: Anchorage Daily News
Climate questions: The moderators did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 15        
Hosted by: Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage Daily News, University of Alaska Anchorage Economics Club, Atwood Foundation, Seawolf Debate Program 
Moderator: Steve Johnson (Seawolf Debate Program director) 
Debate still to be analyzed.

Information on additional debates TBA.

Arizona

Climate threats: Arizona is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and wildfires, among other threats.

Senate candidates:

Martha McSally (R)
Kyrsten Sinema (D)

Past debate:

Date: October 15
Hosted byThe Arizona Republic and Arizona PBS
Moderators: Maria Polletta (Arizona Republic reporter), Ted Simons (Arizona PBS host)
Video: C-SPAN.org
Climate questions: Moderator Polletta asked McSally and Sinema whether they believe climate change is a human-caused problem and how they plan to combat it. See the transcript and video:

Information on additional debates TBA.

Colorado

Climate threats: Colorado is at risk from drought and wildfires, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Walker Stapleton (R)
Jared Polis (D)

past debates:

Date: October 5
Hosted by: Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Business Journal
Moderator : Ed Sealover (Denver Business Journal reporter)
Video9NEWS.com
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 5
Hosted by: Colorado Public Television, CBS Denver, KOA Newsradio, The Colorado Sun
Moderator: Shaun Boyd (CBS Denver political specialist)
Panelists: Dominic Dezzutti (Colorado Public Television vice president of content), Marty Lenz (KOA Newsradio host), John Frank (The Colorado Sun reporter)
VideoCBS Denver’s YouTube channel
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 6
Hosted by: Rocky Mountain PBS, Colorado Mesa University, The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Moderator: John Ferrugia (Rocky Mountain PBS managing editor)
Panelists: Charles Ashby (Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter), Dennis Herzog (Colorado Mesa University adjunct lecturer)
VideoRocky Mountain PBS’ YouTube channel
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 13
Hosted by: KOAA-TV, The Gazette
Moderator: Rob Quirk (KOAA-TV anchor)
Panelists: Joey Bunch (Gazette political reporter), Elizabeth Watts (KOAA-TV anchor)
VideoKOAA’S YouTube channel
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 17
Hosted by: The Coloradoan, KUSA-TV, Colorado State University
Debate still to be analyzed.

Upcoming Debate:

Date: October 23
Where to watch: Denver 7 (ABC 7)
Hosted by: The Denver Post, ABC 7
How to submit questions: Via ABC 7's website

Information on additional debates TBA.

Connecticut

Climate threats: Connecticut is at risk from inland flooding and coastal flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Bob Stefanowski (R)
Ned Lamont (D)
Oz Griebel (independent)

Past debates:

Date: September 12
Hosted by: Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, The Day
Moderator: Ann Nyberg (WTNH-TV anchor/reporter)
Panelists: Paul Choiniere (The Day editorial page editor), Izaskun E. Larrañeta (The Day deputy managing editor), Mark Davis (WTNH-TV chief political correspondent)
VideoYouTube
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: September 17
Hosted by: Connecticut Association of Realtors, WTNH-TV
Moderator: Michael Barbaro (Connecticut Association of Realtors president)
Panelists: Mark Davis (WTNH-TV chief political correspondent), Kristi Olds (CTR.tv spokesperson), Russell Blair (The Hartford Courant content editor)
VideoWTNH-TV YouTube page
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: September 26
Hosted by: WFSB-TV
Moderator: Dennis House (WFSB anchor)
Panelists: Emilie Munson (Hearst Media capital reporter), Chris Hanna (Daily Campus editor-in-chief)     
Video: WFSB.com    
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 18
Hosted by: Connecticut Broadcasters Association
Debate still to be analzyed.

Upcoming debate:

Date: October 30
Where to watch: WTNH-TV News 8
Hosted by: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, WTNH-TV, The Hartford Courant

No more debates are planned.

Florida

Climate threats: Florida is at risk from extreme heat, inland flooding, and coastal flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Ron DeSantis (R)
Andrew Gillum (D)

Upcoming debate:

Date: October 21, 8 p.m. ET
Where to watch: CNN
Hosted by: CNN
Moderator: Jake Tapper (CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent)
     Tweet at Tapper to encourage him to ask a climate question.

Date: October 24, 7 p.m. ET
Where to watch: WPBF-TV Channel 25, Florida Public Radio
Hosted by: Leadership Florida, Florida Press Association, Broward College
Moderator: Todd McDermott (WPBF 25 News anchor)
     Tweet at McDermott to encourage him to ask a climate question.
Panelists: Isadora Rangel (public affairs and engagement editor at Florida Today)
     Tweet at Rangel to encourage her to ask a climate question.
Anthony Man (political writer at the Sun-Sentinel)
     Tweet at Man to encourage him to ask a climate question.

Information on additional debates TBA.

Senate candidates:

Rick Scott (R)
Bill Nelson (D) -- incumbent

Past debate:

Date: October 2
Hosted by: Telemundo
Moderators: Marilys Llanos (WSCV-TV reporter and presenter), Jackie Nespral (WTVJ-TV anchor)
Video: C-SPAN.org
Climate questions: The moderators did not ask any climate-related questions

Information on additional debates TBA.

Georgia

Climate threats: Georgia is at risk from extreme heat, wildfires, inland flooding, and coastal flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Brian Kemp (R)
Stacey Abrams (D)

Upcoming debates:

Date: October 23
Where to watch: Atlanta Press Club
Hosted by: Georgia Public Broadcasting

Date: November 4
Where to watch: WSB-TV Channel 2

Information on additional debates TBA.

Illinois

Climate threats: Illinois is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Bruce Rauner (R) -- incumbent
J.B. Pritzker (D)
Kash Jackson (Libertarian)
Sam McCann (Conservative)

Past debates:

Date: September 20
Hosted by: NBC 5 (WMAQ-TV), Telemundo Chicago, Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago Urban League
Moderator: Carol Marin (WMAQ-TV political editor)
Video: YouTube
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 3
Hosted by: WLS-TV, Univision, League of Women Voters of Illinois Education
Moderator: Alan Krashesky (WLS-TV anchor/reporter)
Panelists: Craig Wall (WLS-TV political reporter), Erika Maldonado (Univision Chicago anchor)
Video: ABC 7’s YouTube channel: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 11
Hosted by: WGEM, Illinois Broadcasters Association
Moderator: Gene Kennedy (WGEM evening anchor/producer)
Panelists: Natalie Will (WGEM anchor), Bobby Oler (HOI News), Caitlin Knute (WEEK-TV anchor), James Stratton (WREX anchor), Doug Wilson (Herald-Whig senior writer)
Video: C-SPAN.org
Climate questions: The moderators and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Information on additional debates TBA.

Indiana

Climate threats: Indiana is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Senate candidates:

Mike Braun (R)
Joe Donnelly (D) -- incumbent
Lucy Brenton (Libertarian)

Past debate:

Date: October 8
Hosted by: Indiana Debate Commission
Moderator: Anne Ryder (Indiana University Media School senior lecturer)
Video: C-SPAN.org
Climate questions: Moderator Ryder asked Braun, Donnelly, and Brenton what the U.S. government should do to address climate change. See the transcript and video:

Upcoming Debate:

Date: October 30
Where to watch: C-SPAN, Indiana Debate Commission
Hosted by: Indiana Debate Commission
Moderator: Amna Nawaz (PBS NewsHour anchor)
     Tweet at Nawaz to encourage her to ask a climate question.
How to submit questions: Via the Indiana Debate Commission website

No additional debates are planned.

Iowa

Climate threats: Iowa is at risk from drought, inland flooding, and extreme heat, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Kim Reynolds (R) -- incumbent
Fred Hubbell (D)

Past debateS:

Date: October 10
Hosted by: The Des Moines Register, KCCI-TV
Moderators: Steve Karlin (KCCI anchor), Kathie Obradovich (The Des Moines Register)
VideoKCCI’s YouTube channel
Climate questions: The moderators did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 17
Hosted by: KTIV-TV, KTTC-TV, KWWL-TV
Debate still be to analyzed.

Upcoming Debate:

Date: October 21
Hosted by: KCRG-TV, KWQC-TV, The Quad-City Times

No additional debates are planned.

Kansas

Climate threats: Kansas is at risk from extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Kris Kobach (R)
Laura Kelly (D)
Greg Orman (independent)

Past debates:

Date: September 5
Hosted by: Johnson County Bar Association
Moderator: Nick Haines (KCPT-TV news host/executive producer)
Video: KCPT-TV YouTube page
Climate questionsThe moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: September 8
Hosted by: Kansas State Fair, WIBW
Moderator: Greg Akagi (WIBW farm and sports broadcaster)
VideoWIBW’S Facebook page
Climate question: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Information on additional debates TBA.

Maine

Climate threats: Maine is at risk from extreme heat, drought, coastal flooding, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Shawn Moody (R)
Janet Mills (D)
Terry Hayes (independent)
Alan Caron (independent)

Past debates:

Date: September 10
Hosted by: Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Beckie Conrad (Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce president)
VideoLewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Facebook page
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 10
Hosted by: Portland Press Herald, University of New England
Moderator: Carol Coultas (Portland Press Herald business editor)
Panelists: Bill Nemitz (Portland Press Herald columnist), Greg Kesich (Portland Press Herald editorial page editor)
Video: Portland Press Herald’s YouTube channel
Climate question: Panelist Nemitz and moderator Coultas asked questions that spurred a discussion about climate change and renewable energy. See the transcript and video:

Upcoming Debates:

Date: October 25
Where to watch: WMTW Channel 8
Hosted by: WMTW Channel 8

Date: October 28
Hosted by: Maine Public

Information on additional debates TBA.

Michigan

Climate threats: Michigan is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Bill Schuette (R)
Gretchen Whitmer (D)

Past debate:

Date: October 12
Hosted by: WOOD-TV
Moderator: Rick Albin (WOOD-TV political reporter)
Video: C-SPAN.org
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Upcoming Debate:

Date: October 24
Where to watch: Local 4 (WDIV-TV)
Hosted by: WDIV-TV
Moderator: Kimberly Gill (WDIV-TV anchor) 
     Tweet or contact Gill to encourage her to ask a climate question.

No additional debates are planned.

Minnesota

Climate threats: Minnesota is at risk from drought and extreme heat, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Jeff Johnson (R)
Tim Walz (D)

Past debates:

Date: August 17
Hosted by: Twin Cities PBS
Moderators: Cathy Wurzer (Almanac host), Eric Eskola (Almanac host)
Video:Twin Cities PBS.org
Climate questions: Moderator Wurzer asked Johnson and Walz how they would enable cities to respond and adapt to climate change. See the transcript and video:

Date: August 31
Hosted by: Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
Moderator: Mike Mulcahy (MPR political editor)
VideoMPR News Facebook page
Climate questions: Moderator Mulcahy asked both Johnson and Walz about their positions on climate change. See the transcript and video:

Date: September 19
Hosted by: TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Nick Halter (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal senior reporter/broadcaster)
VideoYouTube
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Information on additional debates TBA.

Senate candidates:

Karin Housley (R)
Tina Smith (D) -- incumbent

Information on debates TBA.

Missouri

Climate threats: Missouri is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Senate candidates:

Josh Hawley (R)
Claire McCaskill (D) -- incumbent
Jo Crain (Green)
Craig O’Dear (independent)

Past debateS:

Date: September 14
Hosted by: Missouri Press Association
Moderator: David Lieb (Associated Press correspondent)
VideoHawley’s Facebook page
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 18
Hosted by: St. Louis Public Radio, KSDK-TV's 5 On Your Side, Nine Network of Public Media
Moderator: Judy Woodruff (PBS NewsHour managing editor) 
Panelists: Jo Mannies (St. Louis Public Radio reporter) , Mike Bush (5 On Your Side anchor)
Debate still be to analyzed.

Information on additional debates TBA.

Nevada

Climate threats: Nevada is at risk from drought, extreme heat, and wildfires, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Adam Laxalt (R)
Steve Sisolak (D)

Information on debates TBA.

Senate candidates:

Dean Heller (R)
Jacky Rosen (D)

upcoming debate:

Date: October 19
Hosted by: Telemundo, News 4 (KRNV-DT), News 3 (KSNV-TV)

Information on additional debates TBA.

New Mexico

Climate threats: New Mexico is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and wildfires, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Steve Pearce (R)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)

Past debates:

Date: September 19
Hosted by: KRQE-TV
Moderator: Dean Staley (KRQE-TV anchor)
VideoNews 13 (KRQE-TV) YouTube page
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 16
Hosted by: KOB Channel 4
Moderators: Tessa Mentus (KOB anchor), Steve Soliz (KOB anchor)
Video: KOB.com
Climate questions: There were no climate-related questions asked during the debate.

Upcoming Debate:

Date: October 24
Where to watch: KOAT-TV Channel 7
Hosted by: KOAT-TV, Albuquerque Journal

Information on additional debates TBA.

North Dakota

Climate threats: North Dakota is at risk from extreme heat and inland flooding, among other threats.

Senate candidates:

Kevin Cramer (R)
Heidi Heitkamp (D) -- incumbent

PAST debate:

Date: October 18
Hosted by: North Dakota Newspaper Association
Debate still to be analyzed.

Upcoming debate:

Date: October 26
Hosted by: North Dakota Broadcast Association

Information on additional debates TBA.

Ohio

Climate threats: Ohio is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Mike DeWine (R)
Richard Cordray (D)

Past debates:

Date: September 19
Hosted by: University of Dayton, Cox Media Group Ohio
Moderator: James Brown (WHIO-TV news anchor)
Panelists: Jim Otte (WHIO-TV investigative reporter), Laura Bischoff (Dayton Daily News reporter), Christopher Devine (University of Dayton assistant professor of political science)
VideoCBS News YouTube page 
Climate questions: The moderator did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 1
Hosted by: Marietta College
Moderator: Colleen Marshall (NBC 4 anchor)
Video: NBC 4’s YouTube channel
Climate questions: There were no climate-related questions asked during the townhall.

Date: October 8
Hosted by: Cleveland State University, Ohio Debate Commission
Moderator: Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio and Television statehouse bureau chief)
Panelists: Jackie Borchardt (Cincinnati Enquirer Columbus bureau chief), Jerry Revish (WBNS-TV anchor)
VideoWLWT’s YouTube channel
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

No more debates are planned.

Senate candidates:

Jim Renacci (R)
Sherrod Brown (D) -- incumbent

past debate:

Date: October 14
Hosted by: Ohio Debate Commission
Moderators:
Ann Fisher (WOSU Public Media host), Russ Mitchell (WKYC-TV anchor)
Video: C-SPAN.org
Climate questions: Moderator Fisher asked Renacci and Brown for their reactions to the recent United Nations report on climate change. See the video and transcript here:

Information on additional debates TBA.

Oregon

Climate threats: Oregon is at risk from drought, wildfires, extreme heat, coastal flooding, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Knute Buehler (R)
Kate Brown (D) -- incumbent
Patrick Starnes (Independent Party of Oregon)

Past debates:

Date: October 2
Hosted by: Children First for Oregon, KOIN-TV, Pamplin Media Group
Moderators: Jeff Gianola (KOIN-TV anchor), Shasta Kearns Moore (Portland Tribune education reporter) 
VideoC-SPAN.org
Climate questions: There were no climate-related questions asked during the debate.

Date: October 4
Hosted by: KOBI-TV
Moderator: Craig Smullin (KOBI/KOTI news director)
Panelists: Kristin Hosfelt (KOBI/KOTI executive producer and anchor), Patricia Smullin (KOBI/KOTI president)
Video: KOBI-TV’s YouTube channel
Climate question: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 9
Hosted by: KGW-TV, The Oregonian
Moderator: Tracy Barry (KGW anchor)
Panelists: Steve Duin (Oregonian columnist), Hillary Borrud (Oregonian reporter), Laural Porter (KGW anchor)
Video: KGW’s YouTube channel
Climate questions: Panelist Duin asked both Buehler and Brown about leadership in addressing climate change, and a voter asked a question about clean energy. See the transcript and video:

No more debates are planned.

Rhode Island

Climate threats: Rhode Island is at risk from extreme heat, coastal flooding, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Allan Fung (R)
Gina Raimondo (D) -- incumbent
Joe Trillo (independent)

Past debate:

Date: September 27
Hosted by: Roger Williams University
Moderator: Danielle North (WPRI-TV anchor) 
Panelists: Tim White (WPRI-TV investigative reporter), Ted Nesi (WPRI-TV political/economic reporter) 
VideoWPRI-12’s YouTube channel
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

Information on additional debates TBA.

Tennessee

Climate threats: Tennessee is at risk from extreme heat, drought, inland flooding, and wildfires, among other threats.

Senate candidates:

Marsha Blackburn (R)
Phil Bredesen (D)

Past Debates:

Date: September 25
Hosted by: The Tennessean, League of Women Voters of Tennessee, WTVF-TV, WNPT-TV
Moderators: Rhori Johnston (WTVF-TV anchor), David Plazas (The Tennessean opinion engagement editor)
Video: The Tennessean’s YouTube page
Climate questions: The moderators did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 10
Hosted by: Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Nextar Media Group
Moderator: Katina Rankin (WATN anchor)
Panelists: Richard Ransom (WATN anchor), Kristin Farley (WATE anchor), Bob Mueller (WKRN anchor)
VideoC-SPAN.org
Climate questions: The moderator and panelists did not ask any climate-related questions.

No additional debates have yet been scheduled.

Texas

Climate threats: Texas is at risk from extreme heat, drought, coastal flooding, and wildfires, among other threats.

Senate candidates:

Ted Cruz (R) -- incumbent
Beto O’Rourke (D)

Past debates:

Date: September 21
Hosted by: Southern Methodist University, The Dallas Morning News, KXAS-TV
Moderators: Julie Fine (KXAS-TV political reporter), Gromer Jeffers (The Dallas Morning News political writer)
Video: NBC News YouTube page
Climate questions:
The moderators did not ask any climate-related questions.

Date: October 16
Hosted by: KENS Channel 5
Moderators: Sarah Forgany (KENS 5 news anchor), Jason Whitely (WFAA senior reporter)
Video: C-SPAN.org
Climate questions: Moderator Whitely asked Cruz about his history of climate change denial. See the video and transcript:

Date: October 18, 10 p.m. ET
Hosted by: CNN
Moderator: Dana Bash (CNN chief political correspondent)
Town hall still to be analzyed.

Information on additional debates TBA.

West Virginia

Climate threats: West Virginia is at risk from extreme heat and inland flooding, among other threats.

Senate candidates:

Patrick Morrisey (R)   
Joe Manchin (D) -- incumbent

Upcoming debate:

Date: November 1
Hosted by: West Virginia Broadcasters Association

Information on additional debates TBA.

Wisconsin

Climate threats: Wisconsin is at risk from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding, among other threats.

Governor candidates:

Scott Walker (R) -- incumbent
Tony Evers (D)

Upcoming debates:

Date: October 19
Where to watch: NBC15 (WMTV-TV)
Hosted by: Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Moderator: Jill Geisler (journalist)
     Tweet at Geisler to encourage her to ask a climate question.

Date: October 26
Where to watch: WTMJ-TV Channel 4, WUWM-FM, NBC26 (WGBA-TV)
Hosted by: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Moderators: Charles Benson (WTMJ-TV anchor)
     Tweet or contact Benson to encourage him to ask a climate question.
Shannon Sims (WTMJ-TV anchor)
     Tweet or contact Sims to encourage her to ask a climate question.
Mitch Teich (WUWM-FM host)
     Tweet or contact Jeffers to encourage him to ask a climate question.

No additional debates have yet been scheduled.

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