Debates!

We already posted the Senate debate schedule. Here’s what we have regarding the debates in each of the congressional districts:

Minnesota’s 1st District

(DFL Rep. Tim Walz, Republican Brian Davis and Independence Party candidate Gregory Mikkelson)

Oct. 2, 2008

Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Noon – 1:30pm

Ramada Hotel, 1517 16th St SW

Rochester, MN

(NOTE: An official with Tim Walz’s campaign said this will be rescheduled as a result of the bailout vote.)

Oct. 4, 2008

KSTP/League of Women Voters

*Televised at a later date

(NOTE: An official with Tim Walz’s campaign said this will be rescheduled as a result of the bailout vote.)

Oct. 13, 2008

Debate Minnesota

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Ostrander Auditorium, Mankato State University

Mankato, MN

Minnesota’s 2nd District

(GOP Rep. John Kline vs. DFLer Steve Sarvi)

Oct. 13, 2008

1:30 p.m.

The Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen

Oct. 17, 2008

7 pm.

Live on TPT’s Almanac

Oct. 18, 2008

2 pm

KSTP-League of Women Voters

*Televised at a later date

October 30, 2008

11:30

MPR, w/ Gary Eichten

Minnesota’s 3rd District

(DFLer Ashwin Madia, Republican Erik Paulsen and I-P candidate David Dillon)

Oct. 6, 2008

7:30 a.m.

Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce

Hilton Minneapolis-Bloomington,

3900 American Blvd. W.

Oct. 10, 2008

7 p.m.

Almanac on Twin Cities Public Television.

Oct. 17, 2008

8 p.m.

League of Women Voters

Airs live on KSTP, channel 5.

Oct. 22, 2008

8 p.m.

Debate Minnesota

Valley View Middle School

6750 Valleyview Rd., Edina.

Note: David Dillon has not been invited to this forum

Oct. 27, 2008

11 a.m.

Minnesota Public Radio News Airs live on Midday with Gary Eichten.

Minnesota’s 4th District

(DFL Rep. Betty McCollum vs. Republican Ed Matthews)

October 8, 2008

7:00pm-9:00pm

Jane Addams School for Democracy

U.S. House Forum

Humboldt High School

October 13, 2008

7:00pm

League of Women Voters Public Forum

Klas Center, Hamline University

October 16, 2008

1:00pm-3:00pm

Minnesota Senior Federation

Maplewood Community Center

October 28, 2008

11:00am-11:30am

Minnesota Public Radio, MIDDAY Forum with Gary Eichten

Minnesota’s 5th District

(DFL Rep. Keith Ellison, Republican Barb Davis-White and I-P candidate Bill McGaughey)

October 11, 2008

KSTP-TV

*Televised at a later date

October 28, 2008

11:30-12:00

MPR Midday with Gary Eichten

Minnesota’s 6th District

(GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, DFLer Elwyn Tinklenberg and I-P candidate Bob Anderson)

Oct. 1, 2008

7:00 p.m.,

Stillwater City Hall,

Stillwater. MN

Oct. 16, 2008

12:00 p.m.,

Great River Regional Library,

St. Cloud, MN

(I-P candidate Bob Anderson has not been invited)

Oct. 29, 2008

11:00 a.m.,

MPR Midday with Gary Eichten (I-P candidate Bob Anderson has not been invited)

Minnesota’s 7th District

(DFL Rep. Collin Peterson vs. Republican Glen Menze)

Menze says nothing has been confirmed at this point.

Menze updated us with this: One debate is scheduled for October 7 at 3:00 at PBS in Fargo.

Minnesota’s 8th District

(DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar vs. Republican Jim Cummins)

An official with Oberstar’s campaign says no debates are scheduled at this time

  • bsimon

    Ok, this is a bit off-topic, but I’m wondering why local TV stations don’t use their digital broadcast capabilities to broadcast this stuff live. KSTP rebroadcasts the news on 5-2, while KARE does weather on 11-2. Fox broadcasts in HD on 9-2 and CCO only has one channel (huh?). Seems like a wasted opportunity to show off the new technology, incent people to convert, serve the public good & maybe attract some market share. The only station in this market that’s using the technology effectively is PBS, go figure. My TV rarely leaves the 2 and 17 ranges as a result.

  • Alan Anderson

    Why is Independent candidate Bob Anderson for the 6TH district not invited to the debates? I feel each candidate should be included for a fair debate.

  • Jodi

    I was just looking at the debates…. I am interested in why….

    Oct. 29, 2008

    11:00 a.m.,

    MPR Midday with Gary Eichten (I-P candidate Bob Anderson has not been invited)

    Why is the Independent party candidate of the 6th district not invited????

    If you could Please e-mail me back and let me know because I am really wondering why that is?