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Aug/16

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Former Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis rallies for Laurie Pryor

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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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The Eden Prairie Senate district has changed demographically and SD48-endorsed candidate Steve Cwodzinski is ready to take on Republican David Hann’s failed policies and beat him in the fall.

“I think I can beat him. I know I can.” says Cwodzinski. “The district’s changed. The district’s blue.” Barack Obama won the district in 2012 by a slim 402 vote margin.

“I’ll need money to beat (Hann), says Cwodzinski. “He’ll have the support of the Koch brothers and organizations like that.

Full story from The Uptake here.

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Not certain what district you live in? Visit the Secretary of State’s Pollfinder.  Enter the requested information to find out what Senate and House District you live in, as well as where you vote.

President

Hillary Clinton is a Democratic candidate for President. Please visit her website for more information. You can follow her on Twitter @HillaryClinton and like her Facebook page.

Our CD3 Hillary for Minnesota is Ben Gardner.

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U.S. Senator

Our senior Senator is Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Please visit her website for more information. You can follow her on Twitter @AmyKlobuchar and like her page on Facebook here.

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U.S. Senator

Our Senator is Sen. Al Franken. Please visit his website for more information. You can follow him on Twitter @AlFranken and like his page on Facebook here.

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Congress

Our candidate for the 3rd Congressional District is Sen Terri Bonoff. Please visit her website for more information. You can follow him on Twitter @Terri_Bonoff 

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Governor and Lt. Governor

Our Governor is Mark Dayton and our Lt. Governor is Tina Smith. Please visit the Governor’s website or visit the Lt. Governor’s website for more information.

You can follow Gov. Dayton on Twitter @GovMarkDayton and like his page on Facebook here.

You can follow Lt. Gov. Smith on Twitter @TinaFlintSmith and like her page on Facebook here.

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Secretary of State

Our Secretary of State is Steve Simon. Please visit his website for more information. You can follow him on Twitter @MNSteveSimon and like his page on Facebook here.

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Attorney General

Our Attorney General is Lori Swanson. Please visit her website for more information and join her Facebook group here.

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State Auditor

Our State Auditor is Rebecca Otto. Please visit her website for more information. You can follow her on Twitter @Rebecca_Otto and like her Facebook page here.

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Senate District 48

Our endorsed candidate for State Senate is Steve Cwodzinski. Please visit his website for more information. And, like his Facebook page here.

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House District 48A

Our State Representative is Yvonne Selcer. Please visit her website for more information.  You can follow her on Twitter at @yvonneselcer and like her Facebook page here. She will be stepping down from this position at the end of the 2016 session.

Our endorsed candidate for the House District 48A seat is Laurie Pryor. You can follower her on Twitter at @lauirepryor. Like her Facebook page here. And, please visit her website.

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House District 48B

Our endorsed candidate is Ben Sherlock. Visit www.bensherlockformn.com for more information.

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Jun/15

13

House GOP Shows How Classy They Are

Statement from Minnesota DFL Chair Ken Martin:

2015 House GOP Caucus Floor Packet“Today the House Republican Caucus used taxpayer funds to distribute packets to legislators attacking Gov. Mark Dayton.

“It is appalling that the Republicans think it is OK to disrespect a sitting Governor in the manner they did using taxpayer dollars. While Republicans seem gleeful that they have thrown cold water on Gov. Dayton and DFL attempts to move this state forward, the reality is Minnesotans expect more from their elected officials during this special session than juvenile behavior like this exhibited by House Republicans.

“Over the last three weeks, Gov. Dayton fought for a better Minnesota – and he has succeeded. By standing up to House Republicans, and fighting for a better outcome to this legislative session, the Governor has secured significant increases in education funding and better environmental and consumer protections. It is the House Republicans who threw cold water on this session attempting to thwart any real progress on issues of concern to Minnesotans like transportation, education, health care, and the environment. 

“I call on Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt to issue an apology to Gov. Dayton and focus on the legislative work at hand.”

 

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Jun/15

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What Gov. Dayton fought for

img-markdayton-highfiveLast month, Governor Mark Dayton vetoed three major budget bills – because they were bad for our kids, bad for our environment, and bad for our shared future. Over the last three weeks, Governor Dayton fought to make those bills better – and he has. By standing up to House Republicans, and fighting for a better outcome to this legislative session, the Governor has secured significant increases in education funding, and better environmental and consumer protections:

This is what Governor Dayton was fighting for:

A Better Education Bill – The Republican House wanted to invest just $157 million in E-12 Education this session, which was woefully inadequate to meet the needs of our students. Governor Dayton fought for a significant increase in education funding, and secured $525 million of new investments in our schools. Those new funds will increase school funding for every classroom, invest $100 million in early learning initiatives that will benefit thousands of children, provide better educations for English Language Learners and American Indian students, and more. [Read More]

A Better Jobs and Energy Bill – The Jobs and Energy Bill passed by the Legislature sought to undermine a decade of nation-leading progress on clean energy, and rolled back essential consumer protections for Minnesotans. Governor Dayton fought back, protecting funding to thoroughly review prices proposed by health insurance companies – to make sure health premiums paid by Minnesotans are justified and reasonable. The Governor secured funding to help provide job opportunities for Minnesotans with disabilities, and prevent people with mental illness from becoming homeless. And he fought to keep broadband grants competitive for communities in Greater Minnesota who need better access to high-speed internet. [Read More]

A Better Environment and Agriculture Bill – The Environment and Agriculture Bill that Governor Dayton vetoed was full of bad policies that would have rolled back critical environmental protection measures that preserve clean water, land, and air in Minnesota. The Governor fought back, eliminating provisions that would have granted indefinite amnesty for polluters, weakened water quality standards, and unnecessarily delayed essential environmental reviews. Governor Dayton also secured landmark buffer legislation that will help significantly improve water quality by designating an additional 110,000 acres around rivers and streams for permanent vegetation, preventing pollution from entering our waters. [Read More]

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