With a new MPR News/Humphrey Institute poll showing the race for governor too close to call, Friday’s State Fair debate could be important for the candidates to highlight their differences.
Democrat Mark Dayton, Republican Tom Emmer and Independence Party candidate Tom Horner have all confirmed for the event.
MPR News is hosting the debate at 11am in Carousel Park on the State Fairgrounds. Stop by if you’re at the Fair. If you can’t make it, tune in live or listen here.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org