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Michelle MacDonald takes a video of the Republican Party booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday. The GOP endorsed her as a Minnesota Surpreme Court candidate but now have banned her from their fair booth as she faces traffic-related charges. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

This year in fair politics: GOP vs. GOP

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ST. PAUL — Political challengers proposed debating incumbents. Incumbents pared down the challengers’ lists. The governor sat motionless as two buckets of ice were dumped on him.


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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.