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A battle of signs came before the final Minnesota governor debate Sunday. Fewer sign wavers were in front of St. Paul's Fitzgerald Theater than before most Minnesota Public Radio final debates. Fourm Communications photo by Don Davis

Governor candidates debate for final time on MPR


ST. PAUL -- Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner drew their record-setting debate series to a close where it all started in a Sunday governor's forum sounding a lot like their first one just after the Aug. 10 primary election.

The three had not changed their tunes in the last three months, but honed their delivery a bit. On Sunday, they reinforced their well-worn key talking points several times as Tuesday's election nears.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.