Readers’ questions for Minnesota candidates

For the last few months, MinnPost readers have been posting questions online for Minnesota candidates running for governor. They have also asked Rep. Michele Bachmann and Tarryl Clark about issues in their race in the 6th District.

The top 10 questions, as selected by readers, have been posted and the candidates have been asked to answer them. You can see the questions and the answers received so far by going here.

MinnPost has been partnering with the Personal Democracy Forum, in association with Google and YouTube, on the project that allowed our readers to ask candidates questions.

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 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, MinnPost co-managing editor

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