Posted at 5:12 PM on September 8, 2008
by Curtis Gilbert
Filed under: Campaign 2008: U.S. MN CD3
The second debate in Minnesota's hotly contested 3rd District congressional race is on the schedule.
AARP will sponsor a forum on Sept. 16 with the candidates seeking to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-Minn. The debate will focus on a variety of topics, including health care, social security and the economy, AARP Minnesota State Director Michele Kimball said.
Republican Erik Paulsen and DFLer Ashwin Madia have already agreed to attend.
Independence Party-endorsed candidate David Dillon will also be invited, provided he beats his opponent in tomorrow's primary election. Dillon's campaign said yesterday it was considering legal action, because he had not been invited to the forum.
The one-hour Sept. 16 debate airs live on Twin Cities Public Television at 7 p.m. TPT's Mary Lahammer will moderate.