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The Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum on Thursday, Oct. 6 for local business and community members to meet the candidates of Senate 48, House District 48A and 48B.

The forum will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Brunswick Zone XL in Eden Prairie located at 12200 Singletree Lane. (map)

More info here.

Come and support our candidates!

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Steve Cwodzinski

Steve Cwodzinski

Steve Cwodzinski has been a 30-year community advocate, and now is our DFL-endorsed candidate for State Senate 48 running against Minority Leader David Hann. We’re honored to announce he has earned endorsements from four prominent local officials. While local endorsements are not uncommon in elections, Steve has recently earned the endorsement of Eden Prairie Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens.

In addition to Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens, Cwodzinski received endorsements from:

  • Minnetonka Mayor Terry Schneider
  • Eden Prairie City Councilor Ron Case, and 
  • Minnetonka City Council Member Bob Ellingson.

The latest round of endorsements adds more momentum to Cwodzinski’s vibrant campaign. The first-time candidate has earned dozens of endorsements from current and former elected officials and community organizations.

Steve is committed to ensuring that Minnesota continues to lead the nation in job growth and quality of living.

“Steve is committed to ensuring that Minnesota continues to lead the nation in job growth and quality of living. He is a unique candidate that understands both education and our community. That’s why I’m finally endorsing a candidate for State Senate in 48. I don’t believe in endorsing candidates because I can, I endorse the candidates that I know will do the best for our community”, said Mayor Terry Schneider.

To stay up-to-date on what’s happening with Steve’s campaign, please visit his website. There, you can check out upcoming events, keep up on his endorsements, volunteer and make a secure online contribution. And, like his Facebook page here.

And, please vote for Steve November 8 or when you early vote at City Hall.

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Jun/15

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State Democratic Parties Respond to Jeb Bush’s Announcement

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This week, state Democratic parties responded to Jeb Bush’s presidential announcement. Here’s what they had to say:

“Iowa Democrats fight every day to ensure our country is an inclusive place, accepting of all backgrounds and families, where everyone can have access to the ladder of economic opportunity. But Bush’s policies as Governor of Florida and his campaign rhetoric leading up to this announcement give us a clear preview of who Bush would fight for: people like himself, not working Iowans.” – Andy Mcguire, Iowa Democratic Party

“From the middle class to seniors, from women to the LGBT community, Bush’s record of exclusion is nothing but a page from the failed Republican policies of the past. While Bush lays out his backwards and failed policies today, just remember all those he’s left behind.” – Lizzy Price, New Hampshire Democratic Party

“We know what to expect from Jeb Bush because we’ve seen it before – policies that wreck the economy, giving massive breaks to the wealthy and corporations while leaving the rest of the country behind, A third Bush presidency would marginalize so many hard-working Virginians, from single mothers to public school children and LGBT people. Jeb has consistently put himself and people like him over everyday Americans, which Virginia just can’t afford.” – Morgan Finkelstein, Democratic Party of Virginia

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“Texas and the rest of the country are still suffering from George W. Bush’s failed economic policies. Jeb Bush is no different than his brother. He opposes policies that help level the playing field for our middle class families. Texas needs a president that will help all Texans and all Americans receive a living wage and have access to affordable health care. Texans deserve a candidate that will champion a strong middle class, quality health care, and smart investments in our children’s future. Jeb Bush is not that candidate.” – Gilberto Hinojosa, Texas Democrats

“His views are vastly out-of-touch with mainstream America and Mainers who believe in equality and empowering all women and families. His policy beliefs aren’t much better. He’s actually endorsed budgets and policies that would slash early childhood education programs, college affordability and Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Bush’s agenda would be disastrous for hard working Maine families, students and seniors.” – Phil Barlett, Maine Democratic Party

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img-kochbrothers-votebuyingOn January 26, 2015, Phillip Elliott and Steve Peoples with the Pioneer Press along with the Associated Press, wrote an article detailing how billionaires Charles and David Koch through their Freedom Partners organization is working to raise almost $1 billion to promote candidates they support in the 2016 elections.

The $889 billion looks to be well above what even the official Republican committees  look to spend.  It is also almost twice what Mitt Romney spent in the 2012 race.

You can read the full post here.

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