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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!




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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You are invited to a Garden Party!

Steve to support

Steve Cwodzinski

Our DFL Candidate for
Senate District 48


When: Thursday, August 25, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Where: 18981 Firethorn Point, Eden Prairie

Come for wine, beer, (sodas for the under 21) and appetizers. Enjoy a garden view while talking with Cwod about his campaign and more.

Campaigns are expensive. Your contribution will help make this campaign a success! Suggested minimum contribution: $25 – $50 – $150 – $250

If you prefer to donate on-line go to www.cwodforsenate.com

You are invited to a Garden Party!Hosts: Jan and Nick Eian and Sharon and Carl Borine

RSVP to jeian@comcast.net

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Former Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis rallies for Laurie Pryor


DFL 48A House candidate Laurie Pryor, DFL Senate candidate Deb Calvert and former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis.

Suburban women are an important voting bloc in any election, but they could be extra critical for Democrats this year. National polls repeatedly show a dearth of support among women for Republican nominee Donald Trump, who — among other comments — has said there should be some kind of “punishment” for women who want to have abortions.

That’s not lost on Davis and other Clinton surrogates, traveling to places like Minnetonka to drum up excitement among affluent Democratic women and independent voters. “We are all here in the final 15 minutes and we are giving everything we have,” Davis said. “Because we know what’s at stake.”

Support from women voters isn’t just crucial to Clinton, though. It will also be critically important for suburban DFL legislative candidates who appear down the ballot.

“I’m become convinced,” Davis said. “The outcome of this election hinges on women.”

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In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Aug 1, 2016
7 Days Until MN Primary, Aug. 9
53 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee
ballot, Sept. 23
99 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Mark your calendars

  • Aug. 9 – MN Primary – PLEASE VOTE!
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 – Minnesota State Fair. For information
    about volunteering with the DFL, go to this link.


  • Aug. 11 – Garrison Keillor will be the guest at a re-election
    fundraiser for Representative Ron Erhardt, Senate District 49A at the Braemar Golf Course, 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina, MN 55439. Time: 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact Ardis Wexler, 952-210-7497 ·

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton nomination: Minnesota can be proud of pioneering female activists, Star Tribune
Clinton: Khans heard nothing but ‘insults and degrading comments’ from Trump, The Hill
Clinton campaign blasts Trump’s Ukraine comments, The Hill

Bernie Sanders
On convention’s last day, Sanders rallies DFL delegates, Star Tribune
Fight with Khan family tests Trump’s ‘say anything’ strategy, MPR
Donald Trump’s Confrontation With Muslim Soldier’s Parents Emerges as Unexpected Flash Point, NY Times
Scott Walker distances himself from Trump’s Gold Star attack, The Hill
Reid: GOP leaders ‘spineless’ for continuing to support Trump, The Hill
Trump:Putin’s ‘not gonna go into Ukraine’, The Hill
Republicans denounce Trump as confrontation with Muslim parents escalates, Washington Post
Ghazala Khan
Ghazala Khan: Trump criticized my silence. He knows nothing about true sacrifice, Washington Post
2016 Election
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota may not get presidential race love, West Central Tribune
Debate commission to Trump: The dates are set, Politico
GOP confidence in Senate majority builds, The Hill
Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points following Dem convention, The Hill
Democratic, Republican platforms miles apart, Duluth News Tribune
Democratic Conventions in Philly, 2016 and 1948: the more some things change, the more others stay the same, MN Progressive Project
Koch Brothers
Charles Koch: It’s a ‘blood libel’ that I’ll support Hillary, The Hill
Koch network seeks to defuse donor frustration over Trump rebuff, Washington Post
Cyber Attacks
After recent hacks, U.S. debates how best to respond, Star Tribune
Primary coming up Aug. 9, Farmington Independent
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen steps around Donald Trump, Star Tribune
Governor Dayton
Dayton, Daudt to tour Minnesota Security Hospital, Bemidji Pioneer
Kurt Daudt
Daudt faces challenger Duff in House District 31A, ABC Newspapers
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives supporters seek backing from other minorities, Star Tribune
State math, reading scores stall in latest round of testing, Pioneer Press
Mayo Clinic decision strikes nerve with workers, community, WorkDay MN
Greater MN
More interest in Industrial Park in Willmar, West Central Tribune
Iron Range
‘Today Show’ highlights BWCA, mining debate, Minnesota Brown
MN Leg
Money flows into competitive Minnesota legislative races, Star Tribune
The 25 legislative races to watch in Minnesota in 2016, MinnPost
In House District 65A, it’s Black Lives Matter’s Rashad Turner vs. Rep. Rena Moran, Pioneer Press
Rick Nolan
Nolan endorses Clinton, Duluth News Tribune
Voter Discrimination
Court strikes down ‘discriminatory’ North Carolina voter ID law, AP
Health Care
Frustration mounts over ObamaCare co-op failures, The Hill

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