(St. Paul, MN)  —  Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and Republican challenger Kim Crockett are sharing different narratives with voters after a debate in St. Paul.  Simon described voting for Crockett as hiring “an arsonist to be your fire chief,” referring to her attempts to portray the 2020 election as illegitimate.  Crockett criticized Simon for supporting expanded mail-in voting and same-day voter registration.  Republican challenger for governor Scott Jensen was given 30 minutes of time following the debate after incumbent Governor Tim Walz declined the invitation to the event.