Baldwin, Vukmir make closing arguments to voters

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir talked foreign policy for the first time together in their final debate by weighing in on the alleged killing of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi .

Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir

Baldwin says the U.S. should impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia and Vukmir agrees but added that she trusts President Donald Trump to make a decision once he "has all the information."

The candidates had their final debate Friday night at the Marquette University Law School.

They also drew contrasts on some familiar themes, including health care, taxes, and immigration. At times their exchanges sounded hostile.

"My dad came here from Greece in '54, and people went through a process to become legal citizens. What's happening right now at the border is chaos -- and it's chaos that Senator Baldwin is more than happy to go along with," Vukmir said.

"My opponent wants more of a political issue to rise. Other than real solutions, other than saying she will build a wall and do nothing else until that wall is built, I have heard nothing from my opponent," Baldwin said.

Both disagreed on the benefits of the Republican tax reform bill, with Baldwin saying it benefits the wealthy and Vukmir saying it's helping working families.

Baldwin has been leading Vukmir in the polls .

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ORIGINAL REPORT

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir are meeting for their third and final debate before the Nov. 6 election.

Vukmir is down in the polls to Baldwin, who is seeking a second term. The debate Friday night at the Marquette University Law School gives Vukmir a final chance to differentiate herself from Baldwin as they share the stage together for the last time.

Vukmir and Baldwin have hit many of the same topics hard in the first two debates, primarily health care, immigration and veterans issues.

They haven't spent as much time on foreign policy and national security.

This final debate will also give them a chance to make their closing arguments.