Entenza Wants More Debates

Four debates among Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates are planned, but one of the candidates calls for more.

So far, the three major candidates are scheduled for a July 1 "Almanac" public television debate, one sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Aug.1, the only greater Minnesota debate at FarmFest on Aug. 4 and an Aug. 8 Minnesota Public Radio event.

Former state Rep. Matt Entenza wants a five-debate series scheduled throughout the state and former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton is on board. But the third major candidate, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, has not responded to Entenza’s suggestion.

“This is a great opportunity for Minnesotans to get a chance to see the candidates engage one another and discuss the future of Minnesota and how to make our state great again,” Entenza Campaign Manager Dave Colling said.