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Daily Brief: Friday, Aug. 29th, 2014
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In the Know
Aug. 29, 2014
- 9 a.m. – Lt. Gov. candidate Tina Smith will visit the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
- 9:30 a.m. – Gov. Mark Dayton will visit the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
- 10 a.m. – Congressman Rick Nolan will hold a news conference at his office in Duluth to discuss the rapidly escalating U.S. military presence in Iraq and Syria, and the constitutional responsibility of Congress to weigh in on matters of war and peace. Duluth Technology Village, 11 E. Superior Street Suite #125, Duluth.
- 11 a.m. – Gov. Mark Dayton will provide remarks at the DNR Commissioner’s 4H and Future Farmers of America Youth Awards ceremony at the Minnesota State Fair, DNR Building, Outdoor Stage, Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
- 1 p.m. – Today’s Dynamic DFL at the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair features a conversation about progressive politics with Congressman Keith Ellison.
- 1 p.m. – Today’s Dynamic DFL at the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair features a conversation with Melvin Carter about the importance of early childhood education investments.
- Noon – Congressman Ellison’s annual BBQ honoring labor. Special guests will be stopping by to celebrate Labor Day with Congressman Ellison. Minnehaha Falls Park, 4655 46th Ave. S., Wabun Picnic Area D, Minneapolis. Please RSVP at keithallison.org/2014laborbbq.
- 1 p.m. – Today’s Dynamic DFL at the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair features a conversation with Rep. Tim Mahoney (DFL-St. Paul) about the DFL’s focus on job creation.
- Noon – Labor Day Picnic, Cloquet Labor Temple.
- Noon – Brainerd Labor Day Picnic, Baxter City Park.
- Noon – Duluth Labor Day Picnic, Bayfront Plaza, Duluth.
- Noon – St. Cloud Labor Day Picnic, Riverside Park, St. Cloud.
- Noon – Iron Range Labor Assembly picnic, Olcott Park, Virginia. Program at 1:30 p.m.
- 1 p.m. – Today’s Dynamic DFL at the DFL booth at the Minnesota State Fair features a conversation about the importance of Minnesota’s labor unions with Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson and AFL-CIO President Shar Knutson.
- 1 p.m. Labor Day Parade, Minnesota State Fair.
- 4 p.m. – Koochiching County Labor Day Picnic, Smoke Bear Park, International Falls.
Mark your calendars and spread the word!
21 days until early voting beings Sept. 19
66 days until the Nov. 4 general election
Politicking at the State Fair: How campaign workers lure potential voters amid the corn dogs and cheese curds, MinnPost
‘Walker Hypothesis’ looks shaky, Star Tribune
But the biggest national test taking place in Wisconsin is a test of the Walker Hypothesis, which held that a politician who enacted conservative policies and didn’t shrink from the resulting controversy would be rewarded by a wide range of voters — conservatives, but also swing voters. It was a model that conservatives offered not just for other GOP governors, but for the party’s presidential candidates.
With each new poll showing a close race, that hypothesis grows weaker. Walker may win (he’s ahead by 3 points with registered voters; he’s an incumbent; he has lots of money and is a fierce competitor), but the polls seem pretty conclusive that it will only be through a grinding and close political battle where he relies deeply on his base. That’s not how the hypothesis was supposed to work. “Results trump everything else,” Walker told National Review last November. “If you deliver, voters will stick with you,” he said during his book tour as he explained how he could capture a wide group of voters in a battleground state.
‘We need to speak to people’s hearts as well as their minds’: a Q&A with GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson, MinnPost
Hagedorn apologizes, hits campaign trail after controversial blog posts uncovered, KEYC
Nolan vs. Mills on 8th Congressional District unemployment, Northland News Center
Nolan launches first TV ad of his campaign, MPR
GOP county chair says candidate Hagedorn doesn’t deserve party support in 1st, MinnPost
McFadden campaign scrubs ‘Stitches’ ad over concerns from USA Hockey, Star Tribune
U.S. Senate candidates aim crosshairs in advertisements; Franken apologizes for 2012 video, Star Tribune
Franken says he regrets traffic-cone video, Pioneer Press
Franken says he regrets playing with traffic cones, MPR
Reality Check: TV news clips in Franken’s ad, WCCO
Franken details education views and defends net neutrality, MinnPost
Walz optimistic on manufacturing, Albert Lea Tribune
Exclusive: GOP poll of women: Party ‘stuck in past,’ Politico
Home care workers announce victory in historic union election, Workday Minnesota
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