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Daily Brief: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 ~ 43 days until Election Day!

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 26, 2016
43 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Events Today

  • Sept 26th – 7pm Scott Dibble and Frank Hornstein Debate Watch Party and Fundraiser RSVP at this link
  • Sept 26 – Free showing of Trump Clinton Debate at the Riverview theater, doors open at 6:30, 3800 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis.

Mark your calendars

  • 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.


  • Sept. 27 – 1st Biannual Watonwan County DFL Fundraiser and Lifetime Award Achievement Dinner with Special Guest Minority Leader Thissen, $20.00 person or buy ten get one free, 5:30 – 9:00 PM, The American Legion  620 1st Ave S  St James, MN 56081.
  • Sept. 28 – SD 8 Fall Fundraiser with door prizes and a silent auction,  Social Hour, 6:30 Chicken and Ribs Buffet Dinner, The Peak Supper Club, 43517 County Hwy 38, Clitherall, RSVP for dinner and/or auction items to: LaRon Adkins: 218-864-0923, or madkins @arvig.net , Beth Jansen 320-763-7831, or bjansen@wisper-wireless.com
  • Sept. 28 – African American DFL caucus is hosting a fundraiser, 6 – 8 PM, Westside Flats, 85 Wabasha St, Saint Paul, MN, he details are also in this Facebook event Building Tomorrow For Today’s Youth.
  • Oct. 1 – Renville County DFL Annual Best Hotdish Supper, 5:30 p.m. at The Masters, CCOC, in Olivia, MN with Sen. Lyle Koenen and Andrew Falk, candidate for Representative from SD17, as well as candidates James Kanne and Austin Grossenburg from SD16.
  • 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)
  • Oct. 16 – 2nd Annual Jim Oberstar CD8 Dinner with special guest Rick Nolan, Happy Hour starts at 4:30, 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.

Presidential Debate
4 things to watch at the first presidential debate, MPR
Rep. Keith Ellison, former Bernie supporter, to spin for Clinton at debate, Star Tribune
As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump says he’d champion women, AP
Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown, Star Tribune
Trump vs. Clinton: Debate of the century gets wilder, The Hill
Frenzy builds for epic debate, The Hill

Hillary Clinton
Aide: ‘Unfair’ for Clinton to be ‘traffic cop’ during debate, The Hill
2008 Crisis Deepened the Ties Between Clintons and Goldman Sachs, NY Times

Scope of Trump’s falsehoods unprecedented for a modern presidential candidate, LA Times
Trump says he hopes foundation is following laws, The Hill
Civil rights museum denies Trump visit request, The Hill
Conway on Trump’s plan to defeat ISIS: ‘I’ve heard it’, The Hill
With no signs, Trump supporters get creative, Rochester Post Bulletin

Early Voting
Early absentee voting off to strong start in Minnesota, KARE 11
Why wait for Election Day? Voting underway in Minnesota, Star Tribune
Both parties hope to boost turnout as early voting begins in Minn., Star Tribune
Wooed by convenience and campaigns, Minnesotans are already voting, Pioneer Press


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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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