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Editorial: Emmer should not skip debate

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When it comes to rural issues, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer hasn't exactly been reassuring in his campaign so far.

He plans to skip a candidate forum sponsored by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities on Thursday in Winona.


DFLer Mark Dayton and Independent Tom Horner will be there. Emmer should too.

Especially since he aims to solve the state's $6 billion budget gap through spending cuts -- so far, without giving specifics.

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