By Michael- The Uptake - Rep. Tim Walz debates his Republican opponent Jim Hagedorn in the first of three debates this week. Monday’s debate is in Mankato. Tuesday’s debate is in Winona and Wednesday’s debate will take place at the KAAL-TV studios.
Video of Monday's and Tuesday's debates will be live streamed on The UpTake.
The two also squared off against each other in 2014. Walz won that election by about 20,000 votes, 54.2% to 45.7%. Walz has been Minnesota's First District Congressman since winning an upset election in 2006. Since then Walz has won re-election four times — by an average of 13.5 percentage points.