Hamline University is hosting FOX9's live, televised gubernatorial debate on Sunday, October 19 at 9 a.m. on Hamline's Saint Paul campus in Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Room. Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) and challenger Jeff Johnson (GOP) will square off at this debate, which will be moderated by FOX9-TV. A media panel of local reporters will pose questions to the candidates.
The live audience will be very small, but FOX9 has given the majority of seats to the Hamline community. The Political Science Department and student organizations focused on politics will receive a number of seats, and the majority of the remaining seats will go the Hamline community at large. The debate will also be available via live web stream
You can submit a question to the candidates, which may be selected by the media panel to be asked during the debate. Send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet a question using #FOX9Debate.
To clarify Hamline's involvement in the debate content decision-making, as the university has received several questions about that: The editorial decisions, such as which candidates would appear at this event are entirely those of FOX9. Hamline was approached as a venue to provide a site for this event, and FOX9 is renting that space from the university. Hamline does not support or oppose candidates for public office. The opinions expressed at this event are not those of the university.