County Exec. candidates debate before election

Posted at 5:53 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 19:02:27-04

MILWAUKEE -- There was one final face-off in the race for Milwaukee County Executive Thursday.

Challenger Chris Larson and incumbent Chris Abele on Thursday met for one last debate before the April 5th election.

Larson, a polished state senator from Milwaukee's south side, threw jabs at Abele covering everything from county parks, to county buses, to the county sheriff.

"We know he knows how to campaign from five years ago," Larson said at his podium. "We know that. We also know what happens after the election, right? We get dealt out."

Chris Abele, a converted businessman who lives downtown, never blinked, let alone raised his voice. If an opponent wants to question his record - that's fine with him.

"For five years, we've put single largest investment by far in transit, mental health, child support services, house of corrections," Abele countered. "Basically things are things that empower the most needy."

A protester interrupted the debate attacking Abele, but no one was arrested. Both men tell today's TODAY'S TMJ4 they are confident they're going to win next week.