Here’s your chance to ask Minnesota’s candidates questions

Do you have a question for the Minnesota candidates running for governor? Or how about for Rep. Michele Bachmann or Tarryl Clark, who are facing off in one of the most closely watched races in the country? Here’s your opportunity to ask.

MinnPost is partnering with the Personal Democracy Forum, in association with Google and YouTube, on a project that lets you ask DFLer Mark Dayton, Republican Tom Emmer and Independence Party candidate Tom Horner questions about their bid to be our next governor. You can also ask Republican Bachmann and Democrat Clark about their race in the 6th District.

By using the forms below, you can post your question or a video of yourself asking a question of the candidates.

You will also be able to check out all the questions asked and vote on which questions you would like the candidates to answer.

On Sept. 20, the top 10 questions will be posted. The questions will be submitted to the candidates, who will be invited to answer from Sept. 20 to Oct. 15.

After the candidates’ responses are posted, you can vote on the candidates’ answers. Did they give good answers or not? The voting will end Nov. 2.

The project, called 10 Questions, is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and covers campaigns in 11 states.

The Minnesota part of the project is here.

The Personal Democracy Forum is a nonpartisan organization based in New York that was launched in 2004 to explore the impact of technology on politics. It created 10 Questions as an online citizens’ forum to use the Internet to give voters a greater voice in politics.

The forum debuted during the 2008 presidential election. Barack Obama was among presidential candidates who responded to voters’ questions.

Roger Buoen is MinnPost co-managing editor.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Ellen Brown on 08/23/2010 - 11:10 am.

    seems like an interesting opportunity to learn some details from candidates on issues that aren’t getting coverage from the mainstream media… their position on ranked choice voting….but I can’t get the link to work.

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