Baldwin, Vukmir to meet in first of 3 debates

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin U.S. Senate race (all times local):

U.S. Senate candidates Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir are meeting for the first of three debates.

Baldwin, the Democratic incumbent, and Vukmir, the Republican challenger, are scheduled to face off Monday night on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. Their second debate is Saturday night in Wausau with a third and final debate set for Oct. 19 in Milwaukee.

Polls have shown Baldwin with a lead over Vukmir. Baldwin reported earlier Monday that her campaign raised $6 million between July and September and had $5 million cash on hand.

A central issue in the race has been the candidates' positions on health care. Vukmir opposes the national health care law and wants to repeal and replace it. Baldwin supports it and has been a backer of universal health care.

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