This election day, five Minneapolis precincts will be testing electronic poll books, a system that could speed up voting by eliminating the need to handwrite new voter registrations.
Rep. Joe Radinovich (DFL) v Dale Lueck (R) – 10B
Freshman Rep. Joe Radinovich won his race by just 323 votes. Republicans have gone after Radinovich for voting to legalize same-sex marriage since voters in his district were overwhelmingly against it. His Republican opponent is Dale Lueck.
This is their debate from October 16, 2014 at Lakeland Public Television. The two clashed notably on a proposed pipeline through the district and on same sex marriage, a topic that came up following a question about transgendered students.
Timings of topics/questions and notes
In his closing statement Joe Perske (DFL) , who had been reserved and focused on the issues during the debate, took aim at Tom Emmer's (R) behavior and record in the Minnesota legislature that Perske characterized as "divisive" "bullying, threatening" and "uncooperative" not just to Democrats but to Republicans as well. Emmer declined to respond.
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