Appleton, Wis. (WFRV) Some candidates hoping to sit in Senator Herb Kohl's soon to be vacated seat-- squared off in a debate in the valley.
The Fox Valley Initiative--- a Tea Party group-- hosted the Senate Republican Candidate Forum.
Those participating included Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, former U.S. Congressman Mark Neumann, businessman Eric Hovde, political newcomers George Lucia, John Schiess and Kip Smith.
Senator Kohl is retiring after this term.