Hutchinson accuses opponents of “ducking” debates – Pawlenty agrees to five more

Peter Hutchinson, the Independence Party candidate for governor, accused Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty and DFLer Mike Hatch of “ducking debates.” Get it? That’s why the ducks are there with him.

Jokes aside, Hutchinson called debates the “job interviews” for politicians. A spokeswoman for Hatch says he won’t appear unless the governor commits to the debate. Well, guess what? Pawlenty’s campaign has agreed to five more debates. Here they are:

Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. Debate Minnesota

Thursday, October 5, 12:15 p.m. Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Sunday, October 29, 6:00 p.m. KSTP-TV/League of Women Voters

Friday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Twin Cities Public Television “Almanac”

Sunday, November 5, 8:00 p.m. Minnesota Public Radio

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