Big week for congressional debates

This is a big week for Minnesota’s congressional candidates. There will be debates in several congressional districts, including Minnesota’s 8th District contest between GOP Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan.

The League of Women Voters will host a 4th Congressional District debate featuring DFL Rep. Betty McCollum, Republican Tony Hernandez and Independence Party candidate Steve Carlson. The event will be held at 7 o’clock on Monday night at North High School in North St. Paul. The event is free and open to the public.

Cravaack and Nolan will meet in a Debate Minnesota forum on Tuesday at noon. The event will be held at Anoka Ramsey Community College and is open to the public. Both candidates also debated the issues on KSTP’s At Issue on Friday.

Prairie Public TV in North Dakota will host a debate between DFL Rep. Collin Peterson and Republican Lee Byberg on Tuesday. The debate will air on Tuesday night at 8pm.

On Thursday, GOP Rep. Erik Paulsen and Democrat Brian Barnes will meet in a debate hosted by the Edina and Eden Prairie Chambers of Commerce. The chambers are requiring chamber members to pay $25 to attend. Those who aren’t members of the Chamber have to pay $35 to attend.

MPR’s The Daily Circuit will also be hosting several debates over the next month. You can see the list of those debates here.

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