Mapping Out the Final Days Of MN Gubernatorial Campaign

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So many miles, so little time!

So many miles, so little time!

With the election looming on Tuesday, Minnesota’s gubernatorial hopefuls Mark Dayton (Democratic-Farm-Labor), Tom Emmer (Republican) and Tom Horner (Independence Party) are traversing the state in order to win votes. Tom Emmer plans a 24 hour drive and fly marathon, Tom Horner is taking the bus and Mark Dayton has a more limited but targeted fly around planned.

We have mapped out their travels!

Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton On Primary Election Night

Mark Dayton, DFL

As part of the DFL’s Get Out The Vote effort Mark Dayton will be kicking off doorknocks and other Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts across the metro on Saturday. Dayton will continue to stress the message of his Jobs for Minnesota Tour, that he will go anywhere and do everything in his power to bring and create jobs for Minnesotans.

9:15AM -GOTV Doorknock Kickoff, 411 Main St. St. Paul, MN 55102
10AM- GOTV Meet and Greet with Rep. Alice Hausman- 1447 Chelmsford St, St Paul, MN 55108
1PM- GOTV Doorknock Kickoff- CWA Hall at 3521 East Lake St, MPLS, MN
1:45PM GOTV Doorknock Kickoff- US Rep. Keith Ellison GOTV Office, 2038 West Broadway Ave, MPLS, MN

On Monday Governor Candidate Mark Dayton, Lieutenant Governor Candidate Yvonne Pretter Solon and State Auditor Rebecca Otto will fly around the state rallying supporters and making their last pitch to voters about the DFL message of growing jobs and investing in better education. Note: all rallies will be held at airports.

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Location Time Other Attendees
Monday, Nov. 1
Duluth 11:30 a.m. Sen. Al Franken, US Rep. Jim Oberstar
Hibbing 12:45 p.m., Franken, Oberstar, State Reps. Tom Rukavina, David Tomassoni
Moorehead 2:30 p.m., US Rep. Collin Peterson, State Reps. Kent Eken, Keith Langseth, Bernie Lieder
Worthington, 4:30 p.m., former DFL House Leader Matt Entenza
Rochester, 6:45 p.m., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, US Rep. Tim Walz, House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Sen. Ann Lynch and AFL-CIO Minnesota Chapter President Shar Knutson


Tom Emmer, GOP

View MN Governor-Tom Emmer-Final push in a larger mapTom Emmer will be joined by Congressional candidate Chip Cravaack at two rallies with supporters on Saturday, Oct. 30. Emmer will kick off afternoon stops at the “Rally for Jobs” with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Governor Tim Pawlenty and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Emmer will be joined by Cravaack at stops in Cambridge and Little Falls. He will end the day at a rally with supporters in Saint Cloud. On Sunday, the Tom Emmer for Governor Campaign will host a rally before the 2010 election season’s final debate, hosted by MPR at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul.
City Time Location
Saturday, Oct. 30
Mankato 9 a.m. GOP Victory Office (with Sen. Coleman)
Edina 11:30 a.m. Seaton Law Firm (with Sen. Coleman)
Blaine 2 p.m. Anoka County Blaine Airport
Cambridge 5 p.m. RIC Property Management (with Cravaack)
Little Falls 7:30 p.m. Pizza Ranch (with Cravaack)
Saint Cloud 9 p.m. GOP Victory Office

Sunday, Oct. 31
Saint Paul 2 p.m. Pre-Debate Rally with Annette Meeks & others in Front of Fitzgerald Theater

Emmer will attend 19 rallies in 19 cities across Minnesota in the final 25 hours of the campaign, starting by meeting voters in Anoka at 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, and ending with a rally in Delano at 8 a.m. on Election Day. Emmer will be joined by Governor Tim Pawlenty in St. Paul, Winona, Rochester, Mankato, Alexandria, Moorhead and Duluth, before boarding the Emmer RV to cross the state.

City Time Location
Monday, Nov. 1
Anoka 7–8 a.m. Bachmann Office
Minnetonka 8–9 a.m. GOP West Victory Office
Lakeville 9–10 a.m. GOP Victory Office
St. Paul 10–11 a.m. Signature Aviation
Winona 11 a.m.-Noon WIN Air
Rochester 12:15–1:15p.m. Rochester International Airport
Mankato 1:30–2:30 p.m. Mankato Regional Airport
Alexandria 3–4 p.m. Alexandria Municipal Airport
Moorhead 4:30–5:30 p.m. Moorhead Municipal Airport
Brainerd 5:45–6:45 p.m. Brainerd Lakes Reg. Airport
Duluth 7–8 p.m. Duluth International Airport
Virginia 9:15–10:15 p.m. GOP Victory Office
Grand Rapids 11 p.m.–Midnight GOP Victory Office

Tuesday, Nov. 2
Bemidji 1-2 a.m. GOP Victory Office
Park Rapids 2:30–3:30 a.m. GOP Victory Office
Wadena 3:45–4:45 a.m. GOP Victory Office
Saint Cloud 5:45–6:45 a.m. GOP Victory Office
Monticello 7–8 a.m. GOP Victory Office
Delano 8–9 a.m. Three Crows Coffee

Tom Horner, I

Horner will speak at the Rally to Restore Sanity-Minnesota at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday.

Horner, running mate Jim Mulder, former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger and other supporters will hold rallies throughout Minnesota on Monday, the day before the election, then return to the Twin Cities for an evening get-out-the-vote rally at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. Supporters aboard the Horner campaign buses will barnstorm the state on Nov. 1 in a final drive for votes. They will depart from Midway Stadium in St. Paul and rally with voters in cities throughout the state, including Duluth, Moorhead and Rochester. The buses will return to Midway Stadium for a final get-out-the-vote rally at 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Bus #1, with Jim Mulder aboard, will travel to Blaine, Forest Lake, University of Minnesota Duluth, Grand Rapids, Brainerd and Little Falls

Bus #2, with former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger aboard, will travel to St. Cloud State University, Alexandria, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, and Sauk Centre

Bus #3, with Horner aboard, will travel to Cottage Grove, Hastings, Red Wing, Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea, Waseca, Mankato, and St. Peter

Horner and his wife and campaign chairwoman, Libby Horner, will cast their ballots on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at Valley View Middle School in Edina.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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