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With the media watching, Supreme Court justice candidate Michelle MacDonald confronts a volunteer security official who tries to keep her out of the Minnesota Republican Party State Fair booth Thursday. (Forum News Service photos by Don Davis)

Twist on fair politics: GOP vs. GOP

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ST. PAUL — Political challengers proposed debating incumbents. Incumbents pared down the challengers' lists. The governor sat motionless as two buckets of ice were dumped on him.

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It was a typical opening day at Minnesota's Great (Political) Get-Together, except, that is, that the State Fair also featured Republican officials banning their endorsed Supreme Court candidate from the party's fair booth.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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