The third and final debate between 1st District DFL Rep. Tim Walz and Republican Allen Quist is tonight in Mankato.
The debate begins at 7 p.m. at Minnesota State University — Mankato's Ostrander Auditorium. It is a 90-minute debate sponsored by Debate Minnesota and will be live streamed on the Mankato Free Press website and the Debate Minnesota website. It is free and open to the public.
If it's anything like their first debate in Byron last month, expect fireworks. The two also did a debate on KSTP's "At Issue." You can watch that here.
The TV ad war in the district is also heating up. Quist released his first TV ad since the Republican primary. It is focused on the marriage penalty in the federal health care law and features another of his granddaughters. You can watch it here. Meanwhile, the Walz campaign announced today it has released its second ad. This one touts Walz's efforts to pass legislation that supports veterans when they come home from war. It features Mankato veteran Mike McLaughlin, a marine who did two tours of duty in Iraq. You can watch it here.