Candidates plan to cover the state MondayST. PAUL -- The final day of the 2010 Minnesota governor campaign will feature the three major candidates crossing the state to pick up every last vote.
By: Don Davis, The Republican Eagle
ST. PAUL -- The final day of the 2010 Minnesota governor campaign will feature the three major candidates crossing the state to pick up every last vote.
Tom Horner of the Independence Party, Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer all plan busy schedules on Monday.
Emmer has the most ambitious agenda with 19 rallies, each in a different city, in 25 hours. It is the only all-night tour of the candidate trio. Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be with him at eight stops.
Here is Emmer's Monday and early-Tuesday schedule, mostly at airports and Republican offices:
-- 7 a.m.: Anoka, 440 Pierce St.
-- 8 a.m.: Minnetonka, 111 Cheshire Lane, Suite 400.
-- 9 a.m.: Lakeville, 17717 Kenwood Trail.
-- 10 a.m.: Saint Paul, 515 Eaton St.
-- 11 a.m.: Winona airport.
-- 12:15 p.m.: Rochester airport.
-- 1:30 p.m.: Mankato airport.
-- 3 p.m.: Alexandria airport.
-- 4:30 p.m.: Moorhead airport.
-- 5:45 p.m.: Brainerd airport.
-- 7 p.m.: Duluth airport
-- 9:15 p.m.: Virginia, 302 Chestnut St.
-- 11 p.m.: Grand Rapids, 1114 N.W. Fourth St.
-- 1 a.m. Tuesday: Bemidji, 100 Paul Bunyan Drive S.E.
-- 2:30 a.m.: Park Rapids, 501 First St. E.
-- 3:45 a.m.: Wadena, 311 S. Jefferson St.
-- 5:45 a.m.: Saint Cloud, 350 Highway 10.
-- 7 a.m.: Monticello, 206 Pine St.,
-- 8 a.m.: Delano, 225 River St.
Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton and his running mate, state Sen. Yvonne Pretter Solon of Duluth, will be joined by State Auditor Rebecca Otto when they fly around on Monday. Other Democratic-Farmer-Laborite candidates, especially area legislators, will greet them at each stop.
Their schedule at airports around the state:
-- 11:30 a.m.: Duluth.
-- 12:45 p.m.: Hibbing.
-- 2:30 p.m.: Moorhead.
-- 4:30 p.m.: Worthington.
-- 6:45 p.m.: Rochester.
Tom Horner of the Independence Party will not fly, but he, running mate Jim Mulder and former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger will take separate buses to cover more territory. The three buses will return to Midway Stadium in St. Paul for a final rally at 9:30 p.m.
The Mulder bus will visit Blaine, Forest Lake, University of Minnesota Duluth, Grand Rapids, Brainerd and Little Falls.
Durenbereger's bus will go to St. Cloud State University, Alexandria, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Sauk Center.
Horner will stay closer to the Twin Cities, visiting Cottage Grove, Hastings, Red Wing, Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea, Waseca, Mankato and St. Peter.
Don Davis reports for Forum Communications Co.