FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - For as long as many can remember, politics and the Minnesota State Fair have gone hand-in-hand.
Some like it.
"I like having the debate. I like having the discussions. It's interesting and fun," GOP volunteer Dave Pascoe said from the grounds opening night.
Others would prefer the politicos stayed home.
"This is a family-fun thing. It's not just a political venue for them," fairgoer Natasha Hardimon said.
In all, 14 political booths dot the fair's landscape this year, ranging from individual candidates to booths for or against the gay marriage amendment.
Some folks say they just know how to navigate the politics, even at the fair.
"If you want to know about the politics, make a beeline for those people, but if you don't, run the other direction before they come running after you," fairgoer Kari Tennis said.
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