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Minnesota Governor Candidates to Debate Online – E-Debate annoucement to share

Written by Steven Clift

All of the candidates on the ballot have officially confirmed their participation in the e-debate!

Now we need to hear from more voters this week with their proposed questions:

Watch this post for an update with text you can e-mail to others.

Steven Clift

Here is the text that we ask you to forward to others:

To: All your friends, lots of e-mail lists, your blog

Subject: E-Debate – Your questions for MN Governor candidates, tune-in online Oct. 9-19, 2006

E-Democracy.Org and the Blandin Foundation are pleased to announce an online candidate debate with Minnesota’s gubernatorial candidates. The e-debate starts on Monday, October 9th and goes through Thursday, October 19th.

The officially confirmed and participating candidates – everyone on the ballot – include:

* Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Republican
* Atty Gen. Mike Hatch, DFL
* Peter Hutchinson, Independence
* Ken Pentel, Green
* Leslie Davis, American
* Walt Brown, Quit Raising Taxes

With new responses each weekday, this “on-demand” debate let’s you choose which candidates and questions to follow. With Voter Voices (below) you can have your say in text or multimedia. This is what any time, anywhere democracy is all about.


Set a bookmark to the upcoming e-debate and visit Minnesota’s comprehensive non-partisan directory of election-related links:


Sign-up to receive the e-debate via e-mail now. Send an e-mail message to:

(With the confirmation you receive, please click the weblink. You may select the bottom “alternate” mailing list option if you do not wish to create a Yahoo! account.)

Or subscribe via the web from:


Be a part of history.

With a mix of major interest and broadband/Internet-related questions to be selected, this e-debate is about the future of Minnesota. The candidates will address four major themes and 10 short answer questions.

Send in your questions in the next day for consideration in the first group selected and by October 10 for the second round. E-mail them to:

Voter Voices

Share your own video, audio, pictures, blog posts, links, and discussion forum messages via our Voter Voices experiment. This page “mashups” content from across the web on Minnesota politics and elections automagically. See:

Please forward this invite to others. Together we will connect thousands of Minnesotans using the Internet to inform their voting decisions and bring new people into the democratic process.

Steven Clift
Board Chair, E-Democracy.Org

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