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Politics Friday: 4th Congressional District candidates debate

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4th Congressional District Debate at MPR
DFL 4th Congressional District incumbent Betty McCollum debates Republican Challenger Greg Ryan with MPR News political editor and moderator Mike Mulcahy inside Minnesota Public Radio Headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
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First up: A number of polls have come out in the last couple of weeks offering a look at who's leading in key Minnesota races. What do those polls tell us? And should we trust them? Craig Helmstetter from APM's Research Lab joined the program, along with MPR reporters Brian Bakst and Briana Bierschbach, for a conversation about polls.

Then: We focused on Minnesota's 4th Congressional District. DFL Congresswoman Betty McCollum and her Republican opponent Greg Ryan were in studio to debate the big issues facing our country. It's the first of a series of congressional debates we'll have on the program this fall.

Use the audio player above to listen to the discussion.

Correction (Sept. 20, 2018): An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Greg Ryan's name.