Dialogue Minnesota: Mid-term election preview with U of M political expert Kathryn Pearson

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It's Election Day and if you're still unsure of what the big issues and races are, we highly recommend you give a listen to Dialogue Minnesota, a podcast geared towards informing Minnesotans on issues that matter. 

Jim du Bois, the host of the podcast, was recently joined by University of Minnesota Associate Professor of Political Science, Kathryn Pearson, who shares her insights on some of the key races that will help decide which party will control Congress, the state Legislature and state constitutional offices.

Here are some of their talking points to help you navigate to the topics you're interested in. 

0:30 – Why Minnesota's election is getting so much national attention.

1:15 – Is Minnesota still a "blue" state?

1:43 – U.S. Senate race between Tina Smith, Karen Housley. 

3:18 – Will we see a lot of split-ticket voting in Minnesota?

4:19 – House seats that could flip in this year's election.

6:05 – The race between Dean Phillips and Erik Paulsen. 

8:03 – The #MeToo movements impact on Rep. Jason Lewis. 

8:48 – How allegations against Keith Ellison will impact the vote. 

10:20 – 8th District race between Pete Stauber, Joe Radinovich. 

12:02 – Massive amount of spending on competitive campaigns. 

13:28 – Governor race between Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson. 

17:15 – Does the Democratic approach need to become more moderate?

18:23 – How President Trump's policies will affect the vote.

19:18 – How Republicans have handled health care and the economy. 

21:05 – Record number of women running in this year's election. 

22:30 – Does the surge in early voting favor either party?

23:33 – Are the polls more accurate now than they were in 2016?

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