Politics Friday: 3rd District debate and the campaign for Minnesota Senate

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Rep. Dean Phillips (D. Minn.), left, and his Republican challenger in the 2022 election, Tom Weiler.
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Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District was once a solidly Republican district, but since 2019 it’s been represented by Democrat Dean Phillips. In this episode of Politics Friday, Phillips debates his Republican challenger Tom Weiler.

Mike Mulcahy moderates a debate about what Congress can do about abortion, inflation, public safety, social security and more.

Later in the hour, Mike talks to Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) and Sen. Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul) about next week’s election.


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Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), incumbent congressman in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District

Tom Weiler, Republican challenger in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District

State Sen. Jeremy Miller (R-Winona), Minnesota Senate majority leader

State Sen. Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul)