Meet the candidates for Minnesota state auditor

Two people in blue pose side by side
Julie Blaha, left, and Ryan Wilson.
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With just over two weeks to go until Election Day, polls show many Minnesota races are very tight, including the race for state auditor.

MPR News host Mike Mulcahy talked with DFLer Julie Blaha, who is seeking a second four-year term as auditor, and with Republican challenger Ryan Wilson. They talked about the big issues, where they agree and disagree and what the state auditor actually does.

Plus, an update of the week’s political news with MPR News political reporter Dana Ferguson.


  • Minnesota State Auditor Julie Blaha is the DFL candidate for state auditor.

  • Ryan Wilson is the Republican candidate for state auditor.

  • Dana Ferguson is an MPR News political reporter.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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