DFL48 | Restoring Common Sense Minnesota Values

Oct/15

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Welcome

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Thanks for visiting our site. Senate District 48 DFL includes Southern Minnetonka and the majority of Eden Prairie. We bring together two vibrant communities with a diverse population. We believe it’s a great area to live and raise a family.

We also believe, as Sen. Wellstone said, “As free citizens in a political democracy we have a responsibility to be interested and involved in the affairs of the human community.” If you’re interested in learning more about what we believe and are doing, please visit our site often.  If you’d like to get involved in moving our communities, state and country forward to a progressive future, please contact us. There are lots of ways you can get involved.  Hope to see you soon!

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Apr/15

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2016 Grow with Us Plant Sale In Full Swing

DFL48_grow-with-us_logo-400wThe Grow with Us Plant Sale continues year round!

We’re offering you cards at both Gerten’s Greenhouses and Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights and Wagner’s Greenhouse in Minneapolis and Bloomington.

So, you get quality gardening goods.  We can support Democrats. So, make your purchase now.  We’ll get your plant cards to you asap.

Both are full-service nurseries with all your gardening and lawn supply needs. Stock up for spring now! (more…)

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The StarTribune Editorial Board has endorsed Laurie Pryor for the HD48A seat, posting the following on their website November 1, 2016:

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When state Rep. Yvonne Selcer unexpectedly announced in April that she would not seek a third term in her Minnetonka-Eden Prairie district, Laurie Pryor realized that she was well-suited to run in her stead. As a retired communications and management consultant and 27-year resident of the district, Pryor is well-versed in state and local issues. As a DFL activist, she had already doorknocked the district many times.

We share Pryor’s self-assessment. She’s a strong candidate who deserves election over Republican Mary Shapiro, who recently retired after 35 years teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

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The StarTribune has endorsed Steve Cwodzinski for the SD48 seat in an endorsement appearing on their website October 31, 2016, and in print November 1, 2016:

steve-cwod-startribune-endorsed-2016Senate GOP Minority Leader David Hann is in the toughest re-election fight of his 14-year legislative career for two good reasons. One: Hann’s positions on issues — particularly on Southwest light rail — are out of sync with those of many residents in his Eden Prairie district. And two: He has an uncommonly appealing opponent in DFLer Steve Cwodzinski.

Our nod goes to challenger Cwodzinski, a recently retired government teacher at Eden Prairie High School. Hann’s dedication to public service and his willingness to shoulder leadership responsibilities for his caucus in the past four years are admirable. But Eden Prairie would be well-served by the passion for public problem-solving that Cwodzinski would bring to the Legislature.

Cwodzinski reminded us of another educator who took on an entrenched Republican incumbent. Like the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Cwodzinski, 58, exudes infectious enthusiasm for democracy and optimism about its potential to make lives better. (more…)

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Oct/16

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Daily Brief: Thurs. Oct. 28th, 11 days until Election Day!

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
October 28
11 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Events this Weekend

  • October 28 – GOTV Event with Congressman Rick Nolan and Special Guest Vice President Biden, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Sports and Health Center, Romano Gym, 1216 Ordean Court, doors open at 10 AM.https://www.dfl.org/duluth/
  • October 28 – The DFL Forum with special guest Chris Coleman, Envision Events Center (formerly Prom Events Center) located at 484 Inwood Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55128. Plan to arrive by 11:45 to sign-in. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. The cost of the luncheon is $20. Payment can be cash or checks made out the DFL Forum and paid when you sign-in. In order to properly plan for this meeting, you must register with Hank Fischer as soon as possible but no later than five days before the scheduled forum. You can register by emailing Hank at hfischer@mnmicro.net or call him at home at 651-433-5952.
  • October 30, 2016, Royal Cliff Banquet Center, 2280 Cliff Road, Eagan, Mn 55122.  Registration begins at 3 p.m.  Program including Governor Mark Dayton, Minority Leader Paul Thissen and others begins at 4 p.m. Dinner buffet begins at 5:30 p.m.  Suggested donation:  $25, adult refreshments on your own.  Contact Roger Gehrke at:  952-412-7171 or roger gehrke@yahoo.com
  • October 30 – State Auditor Rebecca Otto fall hayride & potluck feat. the DFL Environmental Caucus. Come see & learn about solar power, wind power, electric cars, geothermal heating, tour a renewable energy home. Enjoy hot cider, fellowship & hay rides and sign up to door knock with Rebecca for legislative candidates. 2-5 Oct 30 rain or shine, Otto home. Register & more info at http://rebeccaotto.com/hayride

Mark your calendars

  • October 31 – Trick or Treat at the Governor’s Residence (1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul). The gates of the Governor’s Residence will be open from 5:00–7:00pm.
  • Nov. 8 – Election night party for SD54 will be hosted at River Oaks Country Club, 11099 highway 61 Cottage Grove
  • Nov. 8 – In Rochester, SD26, Olmsted 25 and SD25 are hosting an Election Night Party at the Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave SE.  Cash Bar/food.  8 p to closing.
  • Nov. 8 – DFL Election Night Party, 8pm-2am, Minneapolis Hilton Grand Ballroom, 1001 Marquette Avenue S., Minneapolis.
  • Nov. 9 – South Hennepin DFL Senior Caucus Meeting, Nicollet Diner on 15th and Nicollet, 12 – 2:20 PM

Fundraisers

  • Nov. 19 – 2nd annual CD6 Unity Dinner with special guest Keith Ellison, Teamsters 120 Hall, 9422 Ulysses St NE, Ste 120, Blaine, for more information follow this link.

Hillary Clinton
The first 100 days: What Clinton and Trump want to get done, MPR
Clinton doubles Trump’s October fundraising and has dominant war chest in race’s final days, Washington Post
Minnesota Poll: 54% fault Clinton over her use of private e-mail server, Star Tribune
Clinton’s new enemy: Complacency, The Hill

Trump
Some Trump supporters warn of revolution if Clinton wins, Star Tribune
Trump losing cash race in final week, The Hill
Pence: ‘There are many instances’ of voter fraud, The Hill
Trump: ‘We should just cancel the election and give it to Trump’, The Hill

CD1
Editorial Board endorsement: Tim Walz is clear choice in First District, Star Tribune

CD2
Editorial Board endorsement: Angie Craig is best fit for Second District, Star Tribune
2nd Congressional District Q&A: Angie Craig (DFL), Prior Lake American
2nd Congressional District Q&A: Jason Lewis (GOP), Prior Lake American

CD3
Candidate Q&A: U.S. Congressional District 3 Candidate Terri Bonoff, Eden Prairie News

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Cwodzinski Earns Endorsement of
Vice President Mondale and Governor Carlson

Join Steve and Gov. Carlson Saturday, October 22, at 9:00 am
Steve Cwodzinski has earned new bi-partisan endorsements from Vice President Walter Mondale and Republican Governor Arne Carlson.

“Steve represents the kind of candidate I’ve been proud to support throughout my career,” Mondale said in a statement. “He is a hard working, service-oriented person who will govern with fiscal responsibility and an eye for opportunity. In this era of reactionary and incendiary politics, Steve’s optimism and common sense will allow him to reach across the aisle and get results for the people in his district. I am pleased to endorse Steve Cwodzinski for Minnesota Senate.”

Vice President Walter Mondale is one of the most well-known and respected political figures in Minnesota.  Throughout his distinguished career, Vice President Mondale routinely put his constituents above party.

As a popular two-term governor of Minnesota, Governor Carlson worked across party lines to pass meaningful legislation to grow the economy and improve the lives of every day Minnesotans.

“Minnesota has a reputation as a good-government state, a place where reasonable people can enact reasonable policies. Steve Cwodzinski is just that kind of reasonable person.” Carlson said in his endorsement. “Steve has the open minded, common sense approach that will rise above partisan gridlock and focus on the challenges and opportunities facing Minnesota families. And, importantly, Steve is personally committed to sound, long-term financial planning that ends the cycle of crisis budget cuts and surplus spending. Steve Cwodzinski will serve the people of his district with integrity and prudence.”

“I’m honored by the endorsement of two of Minnesota’s pre-eminent statesmen.” Steve Cwodzinski said. “Both Governor Carlson and Vice President Mondale are champions of good governance and real world role models of a bi-partisan approach. In a political arena full of gridlock and winner-take-all politics, these endorsements represent the hope and passion I will bring to the Minnesota Senate. I look forward to meeting the challenges ahead and creating new opportunities for Minnesota families to thrive.”

Governor Carlson will join Steve Cwodzinski at a meet and greet event for campaign volunteers on Saturday, October 22 at the Minnetonka Community Center. Governor Carlson and Steve Cwodzinski will give brief remarks and take questions before a volunteer training and door knock.
 
WHO:        Steve Cwodzinski and Governor Arne Carlson
WHAT:      Meet and Greet with a Welcome and Remarks by Governor Carlson and Steve Cwodzinski
WHERE:   Minnetonka Community Center, Mills Rooms,14600 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN
WHEN:     Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00 am, remarks followed immediately by volunteer training and door knock

Click here to volunteer on this special day:  http://www.cwodforsenate.com/volunteer

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Oct/16

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Daily Brief: Monday, Oct. 3rd, 2016 ~ 36 days until Election Day!

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
October 3
36 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Mark your calendars

  • October 5th – SD 16 monthly meeting, 7 PM, Pizza Ranch in Marshall.  Please come earlier if you plan to eat there.
  • October  11th, DFL North Metro Senior Caucus monthly meeting.  11:30 a.m. Little Venetian Inn, 2900 Rice Street, Little Canada (behind Culver’s), Speaker:  Sen. John Marty, contact Norm Hanson at 651-484-8926 or at norsan45@hotmail.com for information and reservation.
  • Oct. 13 – DFL East Metro Senior Caucus Meeting, 11:30 AM, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Ave North, Oakdale.
  • Nov. 8 – DFL Election Night Party, 8pm-2am, Minneapolis Hilton Grand Ballroom, 1001 Marquette Avenue S., Minneapolis.

Fundraisers

  • Oct 5. Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene fundraiser. 5:30 – 7:00pm 2100 James Ave S, Minneapolis.
  • Oct. 6 – Rep. Rosenthal fundraiser featuring special guest Mark Dayton, at the home of Tiffany and Jerry Blackwell 7608 South Bay Circle in Bloomington, 6-8 PM, RSVP to Kevin Petrie atkevinpetrie@gmail.com
  • Oct. 8 – Meeker/Cokato DFL Fundraiser and Hot Dish Contest featuring Secretary of State Steve Simon, 5 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club (1 mile east of Darwin on State Hwy 12)
  • October 8 at the Darwin Rod and Gun Club (1 mile east of Darwin on State Hwy 12)
  • October 9 – 3th Annual Pine 11B Donkey Chili Feed to your Fundraiser, Music by Nathan Frazer Come, meet, greet and eat with local DFLers A suggested $10 contribution is requested, 4- 8 PM, Pine City VFW, 218-372-3744 for more info.
  • Oct. 15 – Cass County and Crow Wing County Fall Dinner, $25 in advance or $30 at the door, 4-8 PM at the Nisswa American Legion.
  • Oct. 16 – 2nd Annual Jim Oberstar CD8 Dinner with special guest Rick Nolan, Happy Hour starts at4:30, please RSVP by October 1st to Justin Perpich at justinperpich@gmail.com  or call 218-355-0738, Duluth Holiday Inn 200 W 1st St, Duluth.
  • Oct. 16 – 2nd Annual FDR Day DFL Dinner, Keynote Speaker: US Rep Keith Ellison. For More information, go to this link https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/fdrdinner2016?refcode=sd26site
  • Nov. 19 – 2nd annual CD6 Unity Dinner, Teamsters 120 Hall, 9422 Ulysses St NE, Ste 120, Blaine, for more information follow this link.

Hillary Clinton
Race breaking Clinton’s way, The Hill
Sanders to swoop into Minnesota for Clinton, MPR
Bernie Sanders to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Minnesota, Pioneer Press
Sanders to campaign for Clinton in Duluth, Duluth News Tribune
Millennials lean left but may be less motivated to vote, Star Tribune
Clinton could put away Trump by carrying North Carolina, AP
Virginia poll shows with Clinton 7-point lead, The Hill
LeBron James endorses Clinton, The Hill

Trump
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found, NY Times
How Donald Trump would be able to not pay income taxes for 18 years, MPR
Trump and the testosterone takeover of 2016, MPR
Trump boosters laud his tax ‘genius’, Politico
Giuliani: ‘Everybody’ has history of infidelity, The Hill
Trump camp denies sexism accusations on ‘The Apprentice’, The Hill

Trump in MN
Minnesota GOP officials, donors torn over Trump tax returns, Star Tribune

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