The Dayton campaign put out this email a day or two ago, which makes the point: if you want a seat at Wednesday's gubernatorial debate at the Mayo Civic Center, you might want to get there early:
The first gubernatorial debate of the election is coming up in Rochester next Wednesday, October 1 at Mayo Civic Center and we need you there to support Governor Dayton. Please join us for a pre-debate rally at the main entrance at 5:45 PM before the doors open at 6 PM. We need to fill the debate hall with supporters so bring your friends and family along too. The debate is free, but seating is limited and first come first serve so we are asking folks to arrive well before 7 PM when the debate starts.
Wednesday, October 1
5:45 PM Rally at the main entrance at Civic Center Dr. and 2nd St SE
7:00 PM Debate
Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN 55904