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Oct/16

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Daily Brief: Thurs. Oct. 28th, 11 days until Election Day!

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
October 28
11 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Events this Weekend

  • October 28 – GOTV Event with Congressman Rick Nolan and Special Guest Vice President Biden, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Sports and Health Center, Romano Gym, 1216 Ordean Court, doors open at 10 AM.https://www.dfl.org/duluth/
  • October 28 – The DFL Forum with special guest Chris Coleman, Envision Events Center (formerly Prom Events Center) located at 484 Inwood Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55128. Plan to arrive by 11:45 to sign-in. Lunch will be served at 12 noon. The cost of the luncheon is $20. Payment can be cash or checks made out the DFL Forum and paid when you sign-in. In order to properly plan for this meeting, you must register with Hank Fischer as soon as possible but no later than five days before the scheduled forum. You can register by emailing Hank at hfischer@mnmicro.net or call him at home at 651-433-5952.
  • October 30, 2016, Royal Cliff Banquet Center, 2280 Cliff Road, Eagan, Mn 55122.  Registration begins at 3 p.m.  Program including Governor Mark Dayton, Minority Leader Paul Thissen and others begins at 4 p.m. Dinner buffet begins at 5:30 p.m.  Suggested donation:  $25, adult refreshments on your own.  Contact Roger Gehrke at:  952-412-7171 or roger gehrke@yahoo.com
  • October 30 – State Auditor Rebecca Otto fall hayride & potluck feat. the DFL Environmental Caucus. Come see & learn about solar power, wind power, electric cars, geothermal heating, tour a renewable energy home. Enjoy hot cider, fellowship & hay rides and sign up to door knock with Rebecca for legislative candidates. 2-5 Oct 30 rain or shine, Otto home. Register & more info at http://rebeccaotto.com/hayride

Mark your calendars

  • October 31 – Trick or Treat at the Governor’s Residence (1006 Summit Avenue, St. Paul). The gates of the Governor’s Residence will be open from 5:00–7:00pm.
  • Nov. 8 – Election night party for SD54 will be hosted at River Oaks Country Club, 11099 highway 61 Cottage Grove
  • Nov. 8 – In Rochester, SD26, Olmsted 25 and SD25 are hosting an Election Night Party at the Eagles Club, 917 15th Ave SE.  Cash Bar/food.  8 p to closing.
  • Nov. 8 – DFL Election Night Party, 8pm-2am, Minneapolis Hilton Grand Ballroom, 1001 Marquette Avenue S., Minneapolis.
  • Nov. 9 – South Hennepin DFL Senior Caucus Meeting, Nicollet Diner on 15th and Nicollet, 12 – 2:20 PM

Fundraisers

  • Nov. 19 – 2nd annual CD6 Unity Dinner with special guest Keith Ellison, Teamsters 120 Hall, 9422 Ulysses St NE, Ste 120, Blaine, for more information follow this link.

Hillary Clinton
The first 100 days: What Clinton and Trump want to get done, MPR
Clinton doubles Trump’s October fundraising and has dominant war chest in race’s final days, Washington Post
Minnesota Poll: 54% fault Clinton over her use of private e-mail server, Star Tribune
Clinton’s new enemy: Complacency, The Hill

Trump
Some Trump supporters warn of revolution if Clinton wins, Star Tribune
Trump losing cash race in final week, The Hill
Pence: ‘There are many instances’ of voter fraud, The Hill
Trump: ‘We should just cancel the election and give it to Trump’, The Hill

CD1
Editorial Board endorsement: Tim Walz is clear choice in First District, Star Tribune

CD2
Editorial Board endorsement: Angie Craig is best fit for Second District, Star Tribune
2nd Congressional District Q&A: Angie Craig (DFL), Prior Lake American
2nd Congressional District Q&A: Jason Lewis (GOP), Prior Lake American

CD3
Candidate Q&A: U.S. Congressional District 3 Candidate Terri Bonoff, Eden Prairie News

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Oct/16

3

Daily Brief: Monday, Oct. 3rd, 2016 ~ 36 days until Election Day!

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
October 3
36 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Mark your calendars

  • October 5th – SD 16 monthly meeting, 7 PM, Pizza Ranch in Marshall.  Please come earlier if you plan to eat there.
  • October  11th, DFL North Metro Senior Caucus monthly meeting.  11:30 a.m. Little Venetian Inn, 2900 Rice Street, Little Canada (behind Culver’s), Speaker:  Sen. John Marty, contact Norm Hanson at 651-484-8926 or at norsan45@hotmail.com for information and reservation.
  • 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.

Fundraisers

  • Oct 5. Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene fundraiser. 5:30 – 7:00pm 2100 James Ave S, Minneapolis.
  • Oct. 6 – Rep. Rosenthal fundraiser featuring special guest Mark Dayton, at the home of Tiffany and Jerry Blackwell 7608 South Bay Circle in Bloomington, 6-8 PM, RSVP to Kevin Petrie atkevinpetrie@gmail.com
  • 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)
  • October 9 – 3th Annual Pine 11B Donkey Chili Feed to your Fundraiser, Music by Nathan Frazer Come, meet, greet and eat with local DFLers A suggested $10 contribution is requested, 4- 8 PM, Pine City VFW, 218-372-3744 for more info.
  • Oct. 15 – Cass County and Crow Wing County Fall Dinner, $25 in advance or $30 at the door, 4-8 PM at the Nisswa American Legion.
  • Oct. 16 – 2nd Annual Jim Oberstar CD8 Dinner with special guest Rick Nolan, Happy Hour starts at4:30, 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.

Hillary Clinton
Race breaking Clinton’s way, The Hill
Sanders to swoop into Minnesota for Clinton, MPR
Bernie Sanders to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Minnesota, Pioneer Press
Sanders to campaign for Clinton in Duluth, Duluth News Tribune
Millennials lean left but may be less motivated to vote, Star Tribune
Clinton could put away Trump by carrying North Carolina, AP
Virginia poll shows with Clinton 7-point lead, The Hill
LeBron James endorses Clinton, The Hill

Trump
Donald Trump Tax Records Show He Could Have Avoided Taxes for Nearly Two Decades, The Times Found, NY Times
How Donald Trump would be able to not pay income taxes for 18 years, MPR
Trump and the testosterone takeover of 2016, MPR
Trump boosters laud his tax ‘genius’, Politico
Giuliani: ‘Everybody’ has history of infidelity, The Hill
Trump camp denies sexism accusations on ‘The Apprentice’, The Hill

Trump in MN
Minnesota GOP officials, donors torn over Trump tax returns, Star Tribune

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Sep/16

26

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.

Fundraisers

  • 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

Trump
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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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.

Fundraisers

  • 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
Trump
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
CD2
Primary coming up Aug. 9, Farmington Independent
CD3
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
Education
State math, reading scores stall in latest round of testing, Pioneer Press
Labor
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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Jul/16

21

Daily Brief: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
July 21, 2016
Day 4 of the Republican National Convention
4 days until the Democratic National Convention
64 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
109 days until Election Day, Nov. 8
 
Today in History

  • Paul Wellstone was born today on July 21 1944 in Arlington Virginia.

 
Events Today

  • July 21 – SD 66 Pot Luck Picnic, Please bring  a dish to share, donations for for food shelf will also be collected, 6-8:30, Como Picnic Pavilion South in Como Park, 1199 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 55103

Mark your calendars

  • July 23 – Laurie Pryor campaign kick-off and door knock for HD 48A, 10-2:00 PM, Minnetonka DFL Headquarters, 14525 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, MN, suite 345. Paul Thissen will be joining us as a special guest speaker for Laurie. For more information: you can reach Madeleine Garces at (612) 965-9487 or madeleine@dflhouse.com
  • July 23 – Senate District 13 DFL 4th Annual Golf Scramble and Social; River Oaks Golf Course, Cold Spring, MN.  More Info.: bzsnyder@charter.net
  • July 23 –  SD49 Annual Picnic, 12-3PM, Rosland Park Picnic Shelter (Just west of the Edina Aquatic Center), $13/person (kids 10 and under free).
  • July 24 – DFL Senior Caucus Family Picnic, 12-3, Brookview Park, Golden Valley.
  • Aug. 2–4 – Farmfest, Gilfillan Estate Farm near Redwood Falls. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Farmfest is a large Ag show that attracts farmers and rural people from a good portion of Greater MN and it also showcases candidates for office by holding important forums. Congressman Peterson and Walz and their opponents, along with possibly some candidates from other congressional districts will participate in those forums. Anyone interested in volunteering at the DFL booth (hosted by CD 1, CD 7 and the state party), should contact DNC Member Lori Sellner, 507-227-4004 orlorisell@gmail.com.  She is looking for two volunteers at all times, to work three hour shifts (8-11 a.m., 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.).
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, guests are asked to bring a non-perishable food item, 6PM, Kordiak Park, Columbia Heights.
  • Aug. 12 – SD 51 Annual Picnic, 4-8 PM, Blackhawk Park, 1629 Murphy Pkwy, Eagan. $10 adult, $5 ages 5-12, $25 family maximum.
  • Aug. 16 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From 10 to 11 AM at Virginia city hall, from 11:30 to 12:30 at Eveleth city hall, and from 1-2 PM at Gilbert City Hall.
  • Aug. 25 – Sept. 5 – Minnesota State Fair. For information about volunteering with the DFL, go to this link.
  • Aug. 30 – Congressman Rick Nolan’s Staff will hold Congress comes to you events in the 8thdistrict. From noon to 1 PM at Babbit City Hall and from 2-3 PM at Biwabik City Hall
  • Sept. 8 – DFL EAST SIDE SENIOR CAUCUS, RX Rights/Mature Voices, 11:30, Sgt. Pepper’s Bar and Grill, 930 Helena Ave North, Oakdale
    Fundraisers
  • July 26 – SD 7  tailgate Night at the Wade, 4:45 PM, If you have $15, a love of comradary, community events, and DFL principles, come on down! For more information, link
  • Aug. 2 – Senate District 16 DFL Corn Feed 5:30-7:30, Suss/Marti Farm is located at 19650 270thSt., Lucan, Minnesota 56255
  • Aug. 10 – SD 41 Annual Picnic, 6 – 9, Kordiak Park in Fridley. 1845 49th Avenue NE. Free but a $10 donation is appreciated. Bring a canned or packaged food item to help re-stock local food shelves
  • 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
  • Aug. 19 – Hubbard County DFL Walleye dinner fundraiser on August 19th from 5 to 7 at the American Legion Club in Park Rapids
  • Aug. 25 – Clay County DFL Langseth Steak Fry, 5-7 PM, $20 per person $30 per couple, Dilworth Depot (corner of Highway 10 and NE 4th street in Dilworth)
  • Sept. 10 – Faribault County DFL Fundraiser, Bricelyn American Legion.
  • Sept. 10 – Le Sueur County DFL Fall Fundraiser, Montgomery American Legion Hall.
  • Sept. 18 – CD 2 DFL 15th Annual Classic. 4 p.m., The Wilds Golf Course, Prior Lake. More information is available here, Purchase Tickets.
  • Sept. 18 – Vento Dinner, 4 PM, Prom Center.
  • Sept. 25 – Rice County DFL’s 5th Annual Hotdish Dinner and cook-off fundraiser, 4 PM, Vintage Ballroom & Suites, 129 Central Avenue North, Faribault

 
Hillary Clinton
Clinton camp slams Trump for NATO commentsThe Hill

Trump
A mighty challenge awaits Trump on Thursday nightWashington Post
Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against AttackNY Times
Donald Trump’s conservatism still in doubt for manyStar Tribune
Trump sets terms for helping NATO alliesThe Hill
NATO head rebukes Trump: ‘We defend one another’The Hill
 
Melania Trump
Trump staff writer takes blame for Melania speechPolitico

Mike Pence
Mike Pence and his politics were shaped by his faithNY Times
 
Ted Cruz
Thunderous boos for Cruz for refusing to endorse TrumpAP
Trump-Cruz Feud Flares Anew On Third Night Of ConventionNPR
Ted Cruz defends convention speech, still says he wouldn’t endorse TrumpWashington Post
Cruz defends refusal to endorse Trump: He made it ‘personal’The Hill
Cruz torpedoes Trump’s conventionThe Hill
Convention erupts at Cruz snubThe Hill

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