Senate District 26 DFL candidate Ken Moen is challenging his GOP rival to a series of debates.
Moen sent out a news release calling on Sen. Carla Nelson to agree to several additional debates. The two are set to square-off at an evening debate on Oct. 22in Rochester sponsored by the Minnesota League of Women Voters. But the Moen campaign argues that one 45-minute debate is not enough time to address the concerns of voters.
The Democrat's campaign said it has sent a letter to Nelson's home and Senate email address about the debate request and wants a response within 10 days. Moen's campaign suggests that the debates be facilitated by a neutral party and cover a range of topics. Both of the candidates would have the chance to suggest topics for the debate. The Moen campaign also wants the debates to be free and open to the public.
It says that a letter was being sent to Nelson's home and her Senate email address asking her to respond to his request within 10 days.