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Daily Brief: Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Nov. 7, 2014
Events today

  • 7 p.m. – DFL Chairman Ken Martin appears on TPT’s Almanac.

2014 election
Balls & Strikes: GOP must throw out their campaign playbookpolitics mn
Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETEpolitics mn
Post-election observationsmn progressive project
Why Minnesota did better and why national Democrats lostmn progressive project
Party-hopping voters drove Minnesota’s resultsStar Tribune
Why did the GOP win? Shifting white votes hurt Democrats, helped Republicans in midtermsStar Tribune
Governor Dayton, Leader Daudt speak out after electionStar Tribune
Minnesota DFL, GOP in day-after event: Nobody’s delightedMinnPost
Minnesota voter turnout down to 50 percent, a drop from recent mid-termsMinnPost
GOP establishment claims victory, but Tea Party won’t back downThe Hill
Crow Wing County voters lean redBrainerd Dispatch
Minnesota voters stand apart, at least in partStar Tribune
What’s the matter with MinnesotaPower Line 
What if we gave an election and no one cameTC Daily Planet
Minnesota voters split their picksWest Central Tribune
Siad Ali wins Minneapolis School Board seat but other African immigrant candidates fall short, TC Daily Planet
Brooklyn Center mayor re-elected in close raceMPR
GOP’s Seifert, DFLer Kelliher analyze election resultsMPR
Exit polls suggest racial polarization a factor in GOP’s midterm winStar Tribune
‘I voted’ stickers from around the countryStar Tribune


GOP convinced Greater MN to support them – but now whatmnpACT!
House GOP owes Greater MN – but can they deliver? DoubtfulmnpACT!
How the GOP took the Minnesota HouseMPR
Three candidates want to be GOP House SpeakerMPR
Republicans take control of Minn. HouseMPR
Bakk responds to GOP takeover of Minnesota HouseMPR
By the numbers: Incoming Minnesota House membershipStar Tribune
House Republicans to the Twin Cities: It’s not about youMinnPost
Low turnout fatal for Dorholt in apparent House defeatSt. Cloud Times




U.S. House
About the electionmn progressive project
Democrats’ chief of House campaign arm says he will not return to role for 2016 electionsStar Tribune
Mills concedes 8th to Nolan, ending competitive and costly raceKSTP
How did Peterson sidestep the GOP bull’s-eye in the 7th DistrictMinnPost

U.S. Senate

2015 Legislative Session
Make divided Minnesota government workStar Tribune
As diversity grows, disparities plague Twin CitiesStar Tribune
After Senate and governor losses on big GOP night, Minnesota Republicans try to regroupStar Tribune
Republicans, did you get our messageStar Tribune

Senate Republicans announce elected leadershipKDUZ
Uncertain paths forward for Hayden, Champion ethics complaintsStar Tribune
Thissen to continue leading DFL in minoritySession Daily
Minnesota House DFL elects Paul Thissen as minority leaderPioneer Press
By the numbers: Incoming Minnesota House membershipStar Tribune
Three-way GOP fight to be Minnesota House speakerStar Tribune
Meet your 26 new Minnesota House membersStar Tribune
Sertich, Tony
Tony Sertich named president of the Northland Foundation effective January 2015KYTX
Sertich, former House majority leader, leaves Dayton administrationStar Tribune
In months ahead, Walker faces challenges, opportunitiesMilwaukee Sentential Journal

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