Minnesota 2014 Debates

These are some of the highly contested races in Minnesota. Click on the photos to watch debates (many which are transcribed and captioned) and related stories.

Minnesota Governor

DaytonNicolletJohnson Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) , Hannah Nicollet(I) and Jeff Johnson (R)

Videos of all five of their debates and transcripts for the first four.

Minnesota – U.S. Senate

Al Franken & Mike McFadden Sen. Al Franken (DFL) and Mike McFadden (R)

Videos and transcripts of all three of their one-on-one debates and video of their Farmfest debate.

 

Minnesota – Secretary Of State

Steve Simon (DFL), Dan Severson (R), Bob Helland (I), and Bob Odden (L)Steve Simon (DFL), Dan Severson (R), Bob Helland (I), and Bob Odden (L)

Video and transcript of their U of M debate. Video of their TPT debate. Video and transcript of their debate at Augsburg College

Minnesota Congressional District 1

Minnesota first congressional district candidates Jim Hagedorn And Tim Walz Jim Hagedorn (R) and Rep. Tim Walz (DFL)

Videos and transcripts of their two debates.

Minnesota Congressional District 2

John Kline and Mike ObermuellerRep John Kline (R) and Mike Obermueller (DFL)
A joint interview with the two candidates will be broadcast Sunday Nov 2 at 10am.

Video stories from the campaign

Minnesota Congressional District 3

Erik Paulsen And Sharon SundRep. Erik Paulsen (R) And Sharon Sund (DFL)

Video of only joint appearance in the campaign – an interview on KSTP-TV

Minnesota Congressional District 4

Rep. Betty McCollum (DFL), Sharna Wahlgren (R) and Dave Thomas (I)

Video of their October 20, 2014 debate in Stillwater.

Minnesota Congressional District 5

Rep. Keith Ellison (DFL), Doug Daggett (R)

No debates scheduled.

Minnesota Congressional District 6

Tom Emmer Joe Perske John Denney are congressional candidates in Minnesota's sixth district. Tom Emmer (R), Joe Perske (DFL), and John Denney (I)

Video and transcript of the only debate with all three candidates. Also video of a joint interview with the three candidates on KSTP-TV.

Minnesota Congressional District 7

7th Congressional District candidates Torrey Westrom and Collin Peterson Torrey Westrom (R) and Rep. Collin Peterson (DFL)

The candidates debated twice on public TV stations. Both debates are captioned.

Minnesota Congressional District 8

MN CD 8 candidates Rep. Rick Nolan, Stewart Mills & Ray "Skip" Sandman Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL), Stewart Mills (R) and Ray “Skip” Sandman (I)

Video and transcript of the only debate with all three candidates.

Key Minnesota Legislative Races

 House 10 B-Aitkin-Crosby Area

Joe Radinovich And Dale LueckRep. Joe Radinovich (DFL) and Dale Lueck (R)

Video and partial transcript of their cable TV debate

House 14 B – St. Cloud Area

Rep. Zachary Dorholt is the DFL candidate in 14B. He is running against Republican challenger Jim Knoblach.Rep. Zachary Dorholt (DFL) and Jim Knoblach (R)

We have video of two of their debates.
St. Cloud Chamber forum (Sept 16, 2014).
League of Women Voters of the St. Cloud Area forum (Oct 29,2014).

House 17 B – Willmar Area

Mary Swatzky & Dave Baker 17B candidatesRep. Mary Swatzky (DFL) and Dave Baker (R)

Video of their cable TV debate

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