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Daily Brief: Friday, Sept. 26th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 26, 2014
Events today

  • 7 p.m. – Sen. Al Franken appears on Almanac.

Mark your calendars and spread the word!
Early voting is open! www.mnvotes.org
From Secretary of State Mark Ritchie: “In the first week of early voting with an absentee ballot, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State reports an increase in accepted ballots compared to previous years. Of the 37,710 absentee ballots distributed to voters for the November 4 General Election, 3,531 ballots have been accepted by election officials. This number is up compared to 2,308 ballots accepted at this time in 2012, and 2,423 in 2010.”


39 days until the Nov. 4 general election

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2014 election
IP features five candidates in first TV ad, MPR
Independence Party debuts small TV ad buy, humorous ad, Star Tribune
Five reasons why African Americans should vote this year, TC Daily Planet
Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet struggles to be noticed in uphill bid for governor, Star Tribune
Independence Party hopefuls join forces in ad mimicking movie trailer, Pioneer Press
Minnesota Majority and Minnesota Voters Alliance merge their ‘election integrity’ programs, MinnPost

Dueling radio ads in Knoblach-Dorholt race, St. Cloud Times

Attorney General
GOP A.G. candidate wants nonprofit probe, MPR

Reality Check: Gov. Dayton’s first 2014 campaign ad, WCCO

U.S. House
DFLers search for traction in Bachmann district House race, MPR
Bill Maher: Targeting Kline for ‘quietly just doing the job wrong’, MPR
Collin Peterson pushes back against attack ad, Star Tribune
Democrats target Mills’ wealth — will it work? MinnPost

U.S. Senate
McFadden gears up for final weeks of campaign to unseat Franken, MPR
Small handful of outside groups ready to spend $80M on television ads to shape Senate contests, Star Tribune

Ag secretary announces new farm programs in St. Paul visit, Pioneer Press
Congressional delegation
Klobuchar rules out attorney general rumors, Star Tribune
Klobuchar: Not interested in Holder’s job, Pioneer Press
Klobuchar: No interest in US Attorney General job, KSTP
Kloubchar not interested in US attorney job, KARE

Destination Medical Center
Politics might complicate DMC funding fix, Rochester Post Bulletin
Rochester heads back to the Legislature to tweak Destination Medical Center plan, MinnPost
Education (K-12)
Dayton highlights anti-bullying program in Red Wing, Rochester Post Bulletin


Republicans rallying behind ‘religious liberty’ as evangelical summit begins, Star Tribune

Internal emails: MNsure aware people placed on Medicaid made too much money, KSTP
Explaining MNsure, post-PreferredOne, MinnPost

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