Bachmann confirms 6th district debate appearance

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has confirmed that she’ll participate in a candidate forum Monday night in Monticello.

The first debate among 6th District candidates is sponsored by the Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Monticello Community Center. The event will also include candidates for the Minnesota House, mayor and city council. Bachmann sent an e-mail to supporters today urging them to attend. The first-term incumbent did not attend earlier candidate events in Elk River and Scandia.

A chamber spokeswoman said invitations were sent to Bachmann and DFL candidate Elwyn Tinklenberg. She said Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson was not originally invited but would likely be added to the lineup.

Minnesota Public Radio has a Bachmann-Tinklenberg debate scheduled for Oct. 29 at 11:00 a.m. But MPR producer Sara Meyer reports that Bachmann has not yet confirmed her participation.

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