KEYC-TV reports Representative Tim Walz and Brian Davis To Debate In Mankato:
Representative Tim Walz and his challenger Brian Davis held a debate in Rochester today...One of the big topics was the economy... both opposed the 700 billion dollar bailout plan.The debate was sponsored by KSTP and the Minnesota League of Women Voters. [Today] the candidates will be holding a debate in Mankato at Minnesota State University at 7 P - M.
That's at Ostrander Auditorium. Get there early to assure yourself a seat; the Davis campaign is recommending that its supporters show up at 6 p.m. wearing all their paraphernalia, so watch out for the trademark flapping fingers.
The Star Tribune notes Michelle Obama campaigning Monday in Rochester, St. Paul. Walz will join her in Rochester. The rally is free and open to the public but tickets are recommended. The Washington Post has good news for her husband's supporters in Obama Up by 10 Points as McCain Favorability Ratings Fall.
Meanwhile, House Minority leader John Boehner is coming to Rochester on Wednesday for a press conference and fund-raising lunch ($200 per plate) at the downtown Radisson at noon. Oh, good. We suspect he will announce the earth shattering news that Tim Walz is a Democrat. No doubt reporters will be shocked at this disclosure.
One can still watch the Rochester debate via The Uptake (we've posted it below). Jeff Rosenberg likes what he saw of Walz when he had a chance to Watch the Tim Walz - Brian Davis debate:
I have such incredible respect for Rep. Walz for his honest, common-sense approach to politics. It’s hilarious to watch Walz, who seems to be just brimming with ideas, talk as fast as he possibly can to try to fit them all in to the 90 second responses he’s given.
This is truly a man with a bright future in our party.
Presumably the Uptake will be at the Mankato debate as well. Walz debated his opponent in between the RACOC forum and that tonight for KSTP. Read the Walz campaign statement on KSTP/League of Women Voters Debate.
Steve at The Middle of Nowhere blog wants a Walz button in his post about Political Buttons.
Since this site specializes in watching a turkeys run, we turn our attention to one other than Brian Davis. The Worthington Globe reports that Ruby wins second heat of Great Gobbler Gallop, but Paycheck takes the crown for his combined times. Great bird.
Last Thursday's debate, courtesy of the Uptake:
Photo: Tim and Gus Walz discuss solar energy. Photo courtesy of Dale at Cornerhouse Comments.