Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Mexican officials scramble to avoid Trump tariffs The Hill's Morning Report - Tariff battle looms as Trump jabs 'foolish' Senate GOP Barbs start to fly ahead of first Democratic debate MORE's (D-Minn.) opponent is so confident he won their last debate, he's shelling out cash to get it played on state TV.

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Businessman Mike McFadden (R) squared off with Franken last week in Duluth in a debate that wasn't aired statewide. He's now bought an hour of time on a local TV station to re-air the debate. It will be shown starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

"Senator Franken has gone to great lengths to keep his head down, but that’s not going to stop us from ensuring that Minnesotans have a chance to see this debate," said McFadden in a statement.

His campaign also released a video teasing clips of a few moments in the debate.

Franken has had a comfortable lead over McFadden in recent polls, with some showing a lead in the double digits.