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Get the Facts on Where Minnesota’s Candidates Stand

The election season in Minnesota is in full swing. AARP believes that before older voters head to the ballot box on Nov. 2, they should find out where the candidates stand on the issues.

“This is a key year and a vitally important election,” said AARP State Director Michele Kimball. “Now is the time to educate ourselves on where the candidates stand.”

Cutting through campaign clutter can be difficult. That’s why AARP created a comprehensive voters’ guide for candidates running for Minnesota Governor. AARP is committed to helping you get the facts you need to choose candidates who reflect your values. See how all three candidates – Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer and Tom Horner – answered our questions. See how they plan to balance the state’s budget, prepare Minnesota for our demographic shifts and protect consumers from fraud.

“We are nonpartisan so we do not support or oppose any political candidates or contribute any money to campaigns or political action committees,” said Michele H. Kimball, Senior State Director, AARP Minnesota. “Our priority is ensuring you know where the candidates stand before you cast your vote.”

Governors Debate

All three of Minnesota's candidates for Governor debated Sept. 17 at Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) at an AARP-sponsored debate focused on issues of concern to older Minnesotans. The forum was broadcast statewide on all public television stations, webcasted live on the web and fed to radio stations throughout the state. If you missed it, you can still view the debate online.

Congressional Races

Every Member of Congress in Minnesota is running for reelection – and asking for your vote.

Find a list of our top federal issues that you can ask candidates for Congress.

AARP also has information about where candidates for U.S. Congress stand on issues including Social Security, Medicare Fraud and the federal budget. Find out what candidates in your district are saying about these key issues.

For printed copies of these voters guides, contact us via email at

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