NAACP attorney general forum back on

The St. Paul branch of the NAACP has reversed course and will host an attorney general candidate forum this week after all.

On Monday, the organization’s Political Action Chair  Johnny Howard said that the forum would be canceled because DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson and Republican Scott Newman had not responded to invitations.

Those candidates still aren’t coming, but the forum will go on, Howard said today in an email.

The forum is scheduled for Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Hallie Q. Brown/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in St. Paul. The confirmed participants are Andy Dawkins (Green Party), Brandan Borgos (Independence Party) and Dan Vacek (Legal Marijuana Now).

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