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Chaska Herald, posted Monday, January 11, 2016

The Republican candidates for Senate District 47 will debate on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Jake Coleman, of Chanhassen, and Scott Jensen, of Chaska, are both set to attend the debate, according to a Carver County Republicans press release. The Senate seat is currently held by Sen. Julianne Ortman, of Chanhassen, who has declared she will not seek re-election.

Coleman has a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. During the past four years, Coleman has served in the Office of U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen. He is the son of former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman.

Jensen, is a physician, a former local chairman of the Republican Party and former school board member in Waconia School District.

“As a Republican District, we will have an opportunity to listen to the candidates who will defeat the Democrats and represent us in the Minnesota Senate. Will it be Mr. Jake Coleman or Dr. Scott Jensen?” states a press release.

Walter Hudson, who will moderate the event, operates the PJ Media Blog, has substituted on the Sue Jeffers show and is a frequent contributor on the “Up & At’em” morning radio show,” according to the press release.

Submit questions for the debate to, with “47 debate” in the subject line. Questions will also be taken at the debate. They will be reviewed and asked in the order submitted. Phrase question so they can be asked of both candidates.

The event schedule is: social hour/supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Menu choices at; 6:30-7 p.m., program opens; 7-8:30 p.m., debate forum.

The debate will be held at Island View Country Club 7795 Laketown Parkway, Waconia. A $5-10 donation is suggested.

Minnesota’s precinct caucuses will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.

About Jake Coleman for State Senate

I am running for State Senate because I believe that Minnesota needs fresh voice and a bold vision in our state legislature. I want to bring common sense solutions, as well as policies that offer choice, growth and prosperity, instead of recycling the same ideas again and again.