MN GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Double Up On Debates As Primary Nears

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With less than two weeks remaining before the primary, Republican candidates for Minnesota governor are doubling up on debates. Wednesday was a “doubleheader” for the candidates with a noon debate at Minnesota Public Radio and an evening debate at a conservative talk radio station. The UpTake was at both locations and has complete video of the debates.

MPR reporter Tim Pugmire says the candidates are starting to sharpen their attacks on each other. However, for both debates candidates spent most of their time repeating the talking points they have honed on the campaign trail.

Above: MPR debate (all four candidates: Jeff Johnson, Marty Seifert, Kurt Zellers and Scott Honour)

Below: Media quizzes the four candidates after the MPR debate


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The Second Debate
Second debate of the day at Twin Cities News Talk: (three of the four candidates. Marty Seifert was unable to attend, but a statement from him is read)


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Minnesota’s primary election is on Tuesday August 12, 2014.

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