MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters get a chance to assess Gov. Scott Walker alongside Democratic challenger Mary Burke as the two meet for a live debate broadcast nationwide.

Walker and Burke are debating Friday night beginning at 7 p.m. in Eau Claire. The debate is being broadcast statewide on public television, nationwide on C-SPAN, and on local broadcast stations across Wisconsin.

Burke says she hopes to use the debate to present her ideas to voters around the state who may not have had a chance to hear from her yet. The much better-known Walker says he wants to use it to lay out his vision for the next four years.

Walker and Burke will be questioned by a panel of broadcast journalists.

They meet for a final debate Oct. 17 in Milwaukee.

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