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Sunday, December 11, 2005

St Cloud Times Sponsoring Online Debate for Special Election

You can submit questions for Senate candidates Dan Becker (I), Tarryl Clark (DFL), and Dan Ochner (R) here. You can submit questions for House candidates Sue Ek and Larry Haws here.

Here's the rules:

The St. Cloud Times is hosting an online debate between District 15B House candidates Sue Ek and Larry Haws. Readers are invited to submit questions starting Sunday, December 12, through the end of the debate via the form below. Candidates are eligible to respond to questions and to each other when questions are first posted at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 12. Questions and candidate responses will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, the end of the debate.

From the St Cloud Times:

Hopefuls to debate in online forum
By Lawrence Schumacher


Candidates in a special legislative election set for Dec. 27 will answer questions from St. Cloud Times readers Monday and Tuesday in an online debate.

Starting today, readers can submit questions for Senate District 15 candidates Dan Becker, Tarryl Clark and Dan "Ox" Ochsner, and for House District 15B candidates Sue Ek and Larry Haws by visiting

Times staff will begin posting the questions at that address Monday morning, and candidates can respond through 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Questions should focus on issues relevant to the Legislature and state government. They should be specific to each race and answerable by all the candidates in that race.

Staff will moderate and may choose to edit or reject questions deemed too long, redundant, malicious or off-topic.

The candidates will be able to respond to each other’s comments and ask each other follow-up questions about any topic.

Those comments can be seen at through the Dec. 27 election.

Senate District 15 includes the cities of Rockville, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, Waite Park and Haven Township.

House District 15B includes the core neighborhoods of St. Cloud on both sides of the Mississippi River and Haven Township.

This should be interesting.