DFLer Ashwin Madia, Republican Erik Paulsen and Independence Party candidate David Dillon met for their last scheduled debate Thursday at the headquarters of UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka. The questions came from the company's employees and most of them dealt with health care reform. The candidates outlined their positions, stuck to their talking points and avoided direct confrontation. Jud Sommer, senior vice president for government affairs, served as moderator.
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