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The Great Minnesota Governor’s Race 2010 – All Candidate Debate January 27, 2010

On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 the Minnesota News Council and the League of Women Voters Minnesota, in partnership with the Minnesota Newspaper Association, are sponsoring an all-candidate debate among this year’s Minnesota’s gubernatorial hopefuls. Candidates from all major parties were invited to participate, and 20 candidates from the Democratic, Republican and Independence parties have confirmed their attendance at the debate which will be held at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel beginning at 6:30 p.m. CST. Complete event details are available here. More information about participating candidates is linked below.


State Rep./Speaker of the House Margaret Anderson Kelliher

State Sen. Tom Bakk

Former Sen. Mark Dayton

Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner

Former State Sen. Steve Kelley

State Sen. John Marty

State Rep. Tom Rukavina

Minneapolis Mayor R.T Rybak

Ole Savior

State Rep. Paul Thissen

GOP / Republicans

Leslie Davis

State Rep. Tom Emmer

Former State Rep. Bill Haas

State Sen. David Hann

Phil Herwig

State Rep. Marty Seifert

Independence Party

Rob Hahn

Tom Horner

John Uldrich (ran for U.S. Senate as a Republican in 2006)

Rahn Workcuff

The well-timed debate should serve to help undecided voters make better informed choices on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 when the DFL, GOP, Independence and Green parties will be holding caucuses. For more details on caucusing (including locations), see the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Follow the Minnesota News Council Blog for updates. If you would like to submit questions for the candidates to answer at the debate, please email them to info@news-council.org. Other questions can be -mailed to Minnesota News Council Executive Director Sarah Bauer at sarah.bauer@news-council.org.

UPDATE: The debate will be live-streamed at TheUptake.



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