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Simac and Lussow face off in radio forum

RHINELANDER (WAOW)--WXPR hosted a radio forum Tuesday to find out where Kim Simac and Bob Lussow stand on the issues most important to the people of Northern Wisconsin. Simac and Lussow will face off in the republican primary for the 12th Senate District race July 19th.

Over the airwaves, the two answered questions posed by members of the media and also from listeners who emailed in advance. Although the two do agree on many issues based on their republican values, they did disagree on some things.

Simac said she believes term limits will bring new and fresh faces and ideas to government. Lussow argued if an elected official isn't meeting the needs of the people he or she represents, then it is the people's duty to remove that person.

Lussow said he's qualified for the position based on experience. "I have 12 years of elected official, business and experience," he said. Meanwhile, Simac pointed to her leadership positions in the Northwoods and strong desire to stand up for the district. "I will never waiver, I will never run, and I think people can count on that."

Both agreed that Jim Holperin's decision to leave the state to avoid a vote on collective bargaining was the wrong thing to do, and said that is one of the largest motivating factors in campaigning for the seat.

However, there are many people who stand by Jim Holperin's decision and plan to vote for him come August 16th when the general recall election is held.

It will be up to voters to decide on July 19th who will face him.

To listen to a recording of the radio forum, click here.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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