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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 playbook, politics mn
Election Day Live Blog – COMPLETE, politics mn
Post-election observations, mn progressive project
Why Minnesota did better and why national Democrats lost, mn progressive project
Party-hopping voters drove Minnesota’s results, Star Tribune
Why did the GOP win? Shifting white votes hurt Democrats, helped Republicans in midterms, Star Tribune
Governor Dayton, Leader Daudt speak out after election, Star Tribune
Minnesota DFL, GOP in day-after event: Nobody’s delighted, MinnPost
Minnesota voter turnout down to 50 percent, a drop from recent mid-terms, MinnPost
GOP establishment claims victory, but Tea Party won’t back down, The Hill
Crow Wing County voters lean red, Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota voters stand apart, at least in part, Star Tribune
What’s the matter with Minnesota? Power Line 
What if we gave an election and no one came? TC Daily Planet
Minnesota voters split their picks, West 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 race, MPR
GOP’s Seifert, DFLer Kelliher analyze election results, MPR
Exit polls suggest racial polarization a factor in GOP’s midterm win, Star Tribune
‘I voted’ stickers from around the country, Star Tribune


GOP convinced Greater MN to support them – but now what? mnpACT!
House GOP owes Greater MN – but can they deliver? Doubtful. mnpACT!
How the GOP took the Minnesota House, MPR
Three candidates want to be GOP House Speaker, MPR
Republicans take control of Minn. House, MPR
Bakk responds to GOP takeover of Minnesota House, MPR
By the numbers: Incoming Minnesota House membership, Star Tribune
House Republicans to the Twin Cities: It’s not about you, MinnPost
Low turnout fatal for Dorholt in apparent House defeat, St. Cloud Times




U.S. House
About the election, mn progressive project
Democrats’ chief of House campaign arm says he will not return to role for 2016 elections, Star Tribune
Mills concedes 8th to Nolan, ending competitive and costly race, KSTP
How did Peterson sidestep the GOP bull’s-eye in the 7th District? MinnPost

U.S. Senate

2015 Legislative Session
Make divided Minnesota government work, Star Tribune
As diversity grows, disparities plague Twin Cities, Star Tribune
After Senate and governor losses on big GOP night, Minnesota Republicans try to regroup, Star Tribune
Republicans, did you get our message? Star Tribune

Senate Republicans announce elected leadership, KDUZ
Uncertain paths forward for Hayden, Champion ethics complaints, Star Tribune
Thissen to continue leading DFL in minority, Session Daily
Minnesota House DFL elects Paul Thissen as minority leader, Pioneer Press
By the numbers: Incoming Minnesota House membership, Star Tribune
Three-way GOP fight to be Minnesota House speaker, Star Tribune
Meet your 26 new Minnesota House members, Star Tribune
Sertich, Tony
Tony Sertich named president of the Northland Foundation effective January 2015, KYTX
Sertich, former House majority leader, leaves Dayton administration, Star Tribune
In months ahead, Walker faces challenges, opportunities, Milwaukee Sentential Journal

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