ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — Republican Senate challenger Mike McFadden is turning a Minnesota Senate debate against Democratic incumbent Al Franken into an infomercial.
McFadden’s campaign announced Friday it would pay to re-air their only one-on-one debate so far. The campaign says the Oct. 1 debate has been edited to shorten the moderator questions but the candidate answers will air in full. McFadden says voters deserve every chance to see the two candidates side-by-side.
The Saturday afternoon airing will cost $5,000 for the full hour, according to records on file at WFTC in the Twin Cities.
Franken campaign spokesman Ryan Furlong says they also welcome the re-broadcast so voters can learn more about McFadden’s investment banking background and policy positions.
Franken and McFadden are due to meet in two more debates later this month.
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McFadden, a first-time candidate, pushed for more debates in an attempt to make up ground in a race he’s acknowledged to be trailing.
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