Debate reaction from a hotly contested state
MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (CNN) --CNN will have live post-debate reaction -- including an exclusive Webcast-- throughout the day from Wisconsin, a key state in the presidential race between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Wisconsin, with 11 electoral votes, has voted Democratic in the last four elections but is a toss-up at this point in the race.
Chicago Bureau Chief Jeff Flock will be at various locations in Milwaukee to get reaction to the latest -- and last-- Bush-Gore debate. During the 1 p.m. EDT hour, he'll host live Webcast on CNN.com.
He will begin at the at Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, a private, not-for-profit, teaching hospital and affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Next, he will hear from Milwaukee's Hispanic community, a population that has tripled statewide since 1980 to 185,000. Later, Flock will be at the Midwest Express Airlines maintenance facility.
Both campaigns will be represented in the key state on Wednesday. Bush is scheduled to campaign in Eau Claire and LaCrosse, while the Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman will campaign in Wausau.
Key state for candidates
Electoral History: Usually a swing state, Wisconsin has voted for the Democratic candidate in 4 of the last 6 presidential elections, voting the other way only to support Ronald Reagan in his two landslide victories in 1980 and 1984.
Political Control: Wisconsin is a state with a long tradition of political reform. Famed Progressive presidential candidate Bob LaFollette represented the state in the U.S. Senate for most of the early 20th century. Today the state is led by politicians such as Sen. Russ Feingold (D), a leading advocate of campaign finance reform, and Gov. Tommy Thompson (R), who