Thursday, October 16, 2008

Barkley Shines in 3rd Debate!

Barkley Campaign Chair: 'Real People and Real Issues' Will Decide Election's Outcome
IP Candidate Shines in Third Senate Debate

For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott

DULUTH—The Dean Barkley for Senate campaign released the following statement after Thursday night's debate on the campus of the University of Minnesota-Duluth:

"This election is about real people and real issues and that's why Dean Barkley did so well tonight," said campaign chairman Jim Moore. "Minnesotans aren't interested in the political inside baseball we've heard so much about in recent weeks. They're looking for a real choice—someone willing to speak candidly about the economy, Iraq, the $10-trillion national debt and the great challenges facing our country. That's why our campaign continues to gain strength everyday."

Barkley will participate in a KSTP-sponsored town hall forum at 6 p.m., Sunday night at Metropolitan State University.

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Barkley, a 58-year-old Minnesota native, served as the director of the Minnesota Office of Strategic and Long Range Planning under Gov. Jesse Ventura. In November 2002, Ventura appointed Barkley to fill the final two months of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone's term.

The former governor said recently that Barkley is "measured minute by minute … the most effective U.S. senator in Minnesota history."

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