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Daily Brief: Monday, Nov. 3rd, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Nov. 3, 2014
Events today

  • 8 a.m. – All county election offices and cities that have offered early voting are open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for voting.
  • 10 a.m. – The bus tour stops at IUPAT, Little Canada for a rally.
  • 11:30 a.m. – The bus tour stops at Hamline for a meet and greet.
  • 1 p.m. – The bus tour stops in North Minneapolis for a rally.
  • 2:30 p.m. – The bus tour holds a rally at Cedar Cultural Center.
  • 4:30 p.m. – A rally at a Minneapolis or St. Paul college will be held.
  • 7 p.m. – The bus tour will stop at the University of Minnesota for a rally.
  • 8 p.m. – The bus tour will stop at the Minneapolis United Labor Centre for a rally.
  • 9:30 p.m. – The 2014 DFL GOTV Bus Tour ends with a rally at 411 Main in St. Paul.

For more details about the bus tour, go to www.dfl.org/gotvtour.
Mark your calendars and spread the word!
1 days until the Nov. 4 general election
Free transit rides on tap for Election Day, MPR


Want to volunteer to elect DFLers? Visit http://www.dfl.org/gotv/


2014 election
State DFL’s GOTV tour visits Hopkins, mn progressive project
Pushing the vote, West Central Tribune
Democrats rally in Bemidji: Nolan, Erickson, Persell make push ahead of Tuesday election, Bemidji Pioneer
Politicians make a stop in Duluth, Fox 21
DFLers rally in Rochester ahead of Election Day, Rochester Post Bulletin [pay wall]
Wake up, election nears, West Central Tribune
Both parties see election tilting to Republicans, The New York Times
For Minnesota, much at stake in fast-approaching election, Pioneer Press
Women are the target on the campaign’s final weekend, US News and World Report
From Hwy. 55, a view of governor’s race, campaign stakes, Star Tribune
GOP has an edge nationally, but it’s close, Star Tribune
Capitol Chatter: As election nears, ‘R’ word surfaces, Duluth News Tribune
Duluth DFLers outraged over ‘election corruption’ comment, WDIO
Minnesota candidates scrounge for late votes, WCCO
The outsiders: how big money flows through Minnesota elections, MinnPost
KSTP/SurveyUSA: Races tighten, but Dayton and Franken still lead, KSTP
Volunteers work to increase voter turnout in Mpls., KSTP
KSTP/SurveyUSA: Health care, taxes most important to voters, KSTP
Women take heat for using maiden or married name for ballot, Star Tribune
Local GOP: Where are the DFL candidates? Litchfield Independent Review
The big question: Is our election system working? MinnPost


DFL: Republican candidates voted for measures criticized in party’s mailers, Star Tribune
Cheat sheet: Minnesota House races to watch, MPR
PoliGraph: MN Jobs Coalition Erickson ad misleads, MPR
House 6B — A true Ranger battle, Mesabi Daily News
Outside groups throw funding at District 14B race, St. Cloud Times
Undecided voters a rare find in St. Cloud House race, St. Cloud Times
Control of the Minnesota House: The DFL pitch, Star Tribune
Control of the Minnesota House: The Republican pitch, Star Tribune

Secretary of State
Severson’s site goes down week before election, Albert Lea Tribune
Severson says his campaign website was hacked, MPR
Severson wants to combat voter fraud, St. Cloud Times

In U forum, Johnson talks education policy, tax reform, Star Tribune
Dayton, Johnson go on the attack in last debate, MPR
GOP governor candidate Johnson swings through Winona Saturday, Winona Daily News
In last debate with Dayton, Johnson struggles to offer specifics, Star Tribune
Johnson makes last-minute campus visit, U of M Daily
PoliGraph: MNsure rate hike rhetoric flies; claims inconclusive, MPR
Jeff Johnson talks on Redskins name, taxes & Obamacare, WCCO

U.S. House
Nolan and Mills in Minnesota’s 8th, Star Tribune
In the final days of closest race, Nolan, Mills battle for every last vote, Star Tribune
MN-08: Let’s not elect Bush clone Stewart Mills III, mn progressive project
Negative ads propel, repel votes in tight 8th District race, MPR
Nolan clearly on right track; deserves re-election, Mesabi Daily News [pay wall]
Nolan releases final ad of political season during day of rallying throughout MN, Northland News Center
Reality Check: GOP ad linking Collin Peterson to Nancy Pelosi, WCCO
Two candidates trying to unseat McCollum, MPR
Video Replay: Rep. Kline clashes with Obermueller in joint KSTP interview, The Uptake
We endorse: Rep. Nolan in 8th, Mesabi Daily News [pay wall]
Inside the War Room: Meet Ray “Skip” Sandman, congressional candidate, Northland News Center
Inside the War Room with Stewart Mills, Northland News Center
Democrats try to boost Nolan’s standing on Iron Range, MPR
In fundraising e-mails last week, Republican congressional challengers Stewart Mills and Torrey Westrom both decried the negative campaigning in their races. Mills wrote that Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan was “turning ‘Minnesota Nice’ into ‘Minnesota Nasty.’” And Westrom campaign manager Liz Gorham wrote that she was proud of the “positive campaign” they have run against Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson. After bragging of the campaign’s positivity, Gorham went negative. “Collin Peterson has lost touch with Western Minnesota. He doesn’t deserve another term,” she wrote. In a similar vein, Mills claimed Nolan was “desperately clinging to power” in the same e-mail he berated his opponent for “running one of the most negative campaigns in Minnesota history.” Star Tribune

U.S. Senate
For Franken, net neutrality remains key campaign issue, Star Tribune
Senate race gets $500K from former NYC Mayor Bloomberg, MPR
Peterson, Klobuchar campaign in Moorhead, WDAY
Franken campaigns with Fred Armisen; McFadden stops in Rochester, WCCO
McFadden: Closing GITMO a bad idea as we fight ISIS militants; Franken campaign shoots back, KTTC
Franken, McFadden cap off race with final debate, KSTP
Emmer, McFadden plan two campaign stops Monday in area, St. Cloud Times
McFadden and Emmer to barnstrom Minnesota, politics mn
Franken, McFadden find common ground as well as differences, Star Tribune
McFadden campaign launches final TV ad blitz, Star Tribune
Our view: Minnesota U.S. Senate: Franken, Winona Daily News
Minnesota Senate poll, New York Times/CBS
Franken campaign goes after McFadden for selling merch made in China, City Pages
Franken pulls in cash from 50 states, McFadden from 44, MinnPost
Sparks fly in final debate between Franken and McFadden, Pioneer Press

The third and final debate Sunday between U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden featured heaps of praise for Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and a dozen GOP senators, but not from the sources you’d expect. As he has done several times on the campaign trail, McFadden praised Klobuchar out of the gate, calling her a senator dedicated to Minnesota with her annual visits to all 87 counties. Meanwhile, Franken name-dropped GOP lawmakers he’s worked with — from Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley to Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas — as examples of his bipartisanship. The mentions were so heavy from both sides that it was difficult to keep up, as debate watchers on Twitter noted. Star Tribune

New Somali refugee arrivals in Minnesota are increasing, Star Tribune

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