- Newsmaker: Mondale and Coleman Debate as Governor Appoints Interim Senator
In what is the nation-s shortest US Senatorial campaign, Democrat and former Vice President Walter Mondale met Republican Norm Coleman, the former Mayor of St. Paul, in their only campaign debate this morning. Meantime, Governor Jesse Ventura named Dean Barkley to fill the seat of the late Paul Wellstone. Holly Heiser, politics editor for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, has more on the issues raised by the naming of the interim Senator.
- Reporter's Notebook: Florida Prepares for Tomorrow-s Election
If the presidential election debacle of 2000 is only a faint memory, new voting machinery for Florida-s September primary brought new problems, ensuring that tomorrow-s general election will be the most-watched in state history. Buddy Nevins, who covers politics for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reviews tomorrow-s 40-item ballot, the state-s new voting machines, election monitors, and observers from Russia and Albania.
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