Final two weeks

There are two weeks left until Election Day and most of the candidates will be making their final push to win their respective races.

I put together a handy dandy cheat sheet so you know the schedule for debates, candidate appearances and other notable events.

This schedule is subject to change but it should give you a good idea of what’s happening in the final two weeks. Please let me know if I missed anything.

Tuesday, 10/19

MPR’s Midday hosts a Secretary of State debate between DFL incumbent Mark Ritchie and Republican Dan Severson on Midday at 11

IP candidate Tom Horner has presser at 2pm to announce an endorsement.

Democrat Mark Dayton campaigns in Northwest Minnesota with DFL Rep. Collin Peterson

Wednesday, 10/20

Thursday, 10/21

Dayton speech at 11AM at MEA

Republican Tom Emmer campaigns in Monticello and St. Cloud

League of Women Voters host a 4th Congressional District candidate debate at Wilder Foundation Auditorium.

Friday, 10/22

Rochester Chamber of Commerce hosts a gubernatorial debate at 11:30 am

Horner campaigns in Red Wing and Rochester

Emmer campaigns in southern MN

Debate Minnesota hosts an 8th District Congressional candidate debate between DFL Rep. Jim Oberstar and Republican Chip Cravaack in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, 10/23

Dayton goes pheasant hunting with DFL Rep. Collin Peterson in Montevideo

President Obama holds a rally at U of M for Dayton

Sunday, 10/24

KSTP-TV/League of Women Voters host a Gubernatorial debates at Metro State University in St. Paul at 6pm.

Monday, 10/25

MPR’s Midday hosts a 4th Congressional debate between DFL Rep. Betty McCollum and Republican Teresa Collett

MPR’s Midday hosts a 5th Congressional debate between DFL Rep. Keith Ellison, Republican Joel Demos, and the IP’s Tom Schrunk

Tuesday, 10/26

MN Campaign Finance Board releases finance reports for state candidates and state PACs

Debate Minnesota hosts a Gubernatorial debate in Mankato at 7pm.

St. Cloud Chamber hosts a 6th District candidate debate.

Midday hosts a 2nd District Congressional debate between GOP Rep. John Kline and Democrat Shelley Madore. candidates debate on Midday.

Midday hosts a 3rd District Congressional debate that features GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen, Democrat Jim Meffert and the IP’s Jon Oleson.

Wednesday, 10/27

KARE and MPR conducts a “job interview” with gubernatorial candidates at Macalaster College at 6:30pm.

Edina Chamber hosts a 3rd District candidate debate at Interlachen Country Club at 11:30.

Midday hosts a 7th Congressional District debate between DFL Rep. Collin Peterson and Republican Lee Byberg.

Thursday, 10/28

Midday hosts a 6th Congressional District debate featuring GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, Democrat Tarryl Clark and the IP’s Bob Anderson.

Midday hosts a State Auditor debate featuring DFL incumbent Rebecca Otto and Republican Pat Anderson.

MN Chamber’s Manufacturing Summit will feature a Lt. Gov. candidate debate featuring Republican Annette Meeks, the IP’s Jim Mulder and Democrat Yvonne Prettner-Solon.

Friday, 10/29

TPT’s Almanac features the candidates for governor.

Midday will feature the four Legislative leaders, DFL Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, Republican Senate Minority Leader Dave Senjem, DFL House Majority Leader Tony Sertich and Republican House Minority Leader Kurt Zellers to discuss the race for Legislature.

Saturday, 10/30

Sunday, 10/31

MPR hosts the final gubernatorial debate at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

Monday, 11/1

Tuesday, 11/2

Election Day

  • John in 6th District

    It would be nice if MPR would ask questions submitted by residents of the different districts. I’m concerned that there could be softball questions that don’t attack the actual issues people are dealing with. If the focus is only on national issues, we are screwed because there are plenty of local issues to deal with.