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Daily Brief: Monday, Aug 1st, 2016 – 7 Days Until MN Primary, Aug. 9

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.


  • 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, ·

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
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
Primary coming up Aug. 9, Farmington Independent
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
State math, reading scores stall in latest round of testing, Pioneer Press
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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