U.S. Senate candidates debate at Farmfest Major party candidates for the U.S. Senate debated rural issues Tuesday in their first joint appearance. The traditional Farmfest debate was held at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood County, Minn.11:00 a.m.
Norm Coleman: U.S. senator, R-Minn.
Al Franken: DFL-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate.
Stephen Williams: Independence Party-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate.
Dean Barkley: Independence Party candidate for U.S. Senate.
Gov. Pawlenty speaks to National Press Club in Washington Gov. Tim Pawlenty tells the National Press Club audience how the Republican Party can meet the needs of what he calls "Sam's Club Republicans." He is reportedly on the short list of running mates for Republican presidential candidate John McCain.12:00 p.m.