WASHINGTON – Brian Barnes really wants to share a stage with Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen. Barnes, who’s the DFL nominee to challenge Paulsen in the 3rd District, has been trying unsuccessfully to schedule a debate with the two-term incumbent.
Now, Barnes is offering Paulsen a less political, State Fair-themed option although Paulsen would have to act fast, since the Fair ends Monday.
“I challenge him to a contest of cow milking, butter carving or corndog eating – he can take his pick,” said Barnes in a statement. “If I had a voting record like his, I would be afraid to debate also.”