After past criticism, Rep. Erik Paulsen announces 3 town halls

They will be held on Wednesday.
Author:
Publish date:

Rep. Erik Paulsen will hold three Town Halls this coming Wednesday.

The 3rd District representative has faced criticism for failing to hold public Town Halls with constituents following the election of President Donald Trump, since when Republicans in other parts of the country have been given rough rides at their own public Q&As.

He's now facing a challenge to hold on to his seat in this November's mid-terms, with Democrat Dean Phillips aiming to turn the district blue in a race that analysts now consider a "toss-up."

On Thursday, Paulsen announced that he will hold three Town Halls on Wednesday, May 30, at 10 a.m. in Hamel, 2 p.m. in Chanhassen and 7 p.m. in Brooklyn Park.

You can sign up here or using the links in this tweet.

He is following the lead of fellow GOP Rep. Jason Lewis who did the same last week, albeit coming in for criticism himself because the events were ticketed, with activists arguing the audience was weighted toward his supporters.

Paulsen says tickets for his Town Halls will be selected at random, with attendees receiving their tickets over the weekend if they're selected.

Today's Top Stories

– Beware of these road closures over Memorial Day weekend.

– Sign up for our daily newsletters.

His opponent, Dean Phillips, commented: "I encourage everyone attending to bring their passion and their tough questions, but to also treat everyone there - including Congressman Paulsen - with respect. That's The Minnesota way!"

"Rest assured, voters in the 3rd District will have many more than three opportunities to visit with me between now and November 6," he added.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

Related

What happened at Rep. Erik Paulsen's town halls?

The 3rd District Congressman has been criticized for not meeting constituents in a town hall setting.

President Trump endorses Erik Paulsen, but Paulsen's not happy

The 3rd District Representative has been trying to distance himself from the president.

Bigfoot stars in Dean Phillips' attack ad against Erik Paulsen

The ad was released on Tuesday morning, and is already getting national attention.

While Minnesota GOPers hail Trump's arrival, Paulsen keeps his distance

He's facing a huge battle to hold onto his 3rd Congressional District.

President Trump says 'too bad' to election loser Erik Paulsen

Trump also praised Pete Stauber for winning the Minnesota 8th.

WaPo accuses Erik Paulsen of misleading voters over healthcare fact check

Paulsen is one of 7 Republicans the newspaper says are misleading voters.

Erik Paulsen posters go on sale on Walmart.com, then taken down

The posters featured some not-so inspirational quotes.