The candidates for Congress in Minnesota’s closely contested 3rd District race met for a short but heated debate tonight on Twin Cities Public Television. Republican Erik Paulsen, DFLer Ashwin Madia and Independence Party candidate David Dillon sparred over the Wall Street bailout, fiscal responsibility and the increasingly negative tone of the race.
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The crowd at John McCain’s townhall meeting in Lakeville was, shall we say, a bit partisan. Some called for McCain to fight Obama at next Wednesday’s rally. Another woman said she didn’t trust him because he was an Arab. Another said they didn’t know if they could live in a country that had Barack Obama Read more →
GOP Sen. Norm Coleman says he will pull his negative ads and is calling on his supporters to cancel their negative ads as well. Coleman announced the decision at a news conference this morning. He also said he’s not attending the McCain campaign event in Lakeville to handle his decision. Here’s the audio from his Read more →
The National Republican Congressional Committee has pulled another week of scheduled ad time for Republican candidate Erik Paulsen. The NRCC canceled ad time scheduled to run between October 21st through October 27th at KSTP, WCCO and KARE. That means the NRCC will only run time in the week leading up to the election for Paulsen Read more →
We will broadcast Sen. John McCain’s Lakeville town hall meeting at 7 p.m. tonight on MPR’s news stations. Mr. Scheck will be there and will have a report on All Things Considered. Reporter Sea Stachura is also at McCain’s rally in La Crosse and will have updates through the day. On Saturday night at 7 Read more →
Stock markets worldwide are plummeting. A new poll says Minnesotans are worried about the economy. Minnesota releases its quarterly economic update today and no one is expecting good news. Candidates for the Minnesota House may have to temper promises with a dose of financial reality. President Bush plans a statement on the economy. Will John Read more →
CQ and The Washington Post’s The Fix both are reporting this morning that GOP Sen. Norm Coleman’s reelection is proving more difficult. CQ changed the rating to No Clear Favorite from Leans Republican. The Fix kept the race as its 7th most competitive but said Coleman’s campaign has faced some challenges in the past few Read more →