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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Aug. 12th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Aug. 12, 2014
Events today

  • It’s primary Election Day. Polls ae open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


  • 8 p.m. – Tune into MPR (or log onto www.mpr.org)  for live coverage of primary election results.

Mark your calendars and spread the word!

  • 38 days until Sept. 19 and people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot for the Nov. 4election
  • 83 days until the Nov. 4 election

2014 election
Primary election is Tuesday in Minnesota, Star Tribune
6 things to know about the primary, MPR
Campaigns target voters with GOTV messages, politics mn
Candidates prepare for Tuesday’s primary election, low voter turnout expected, KSTP
INTERVIEW: Preview of Minn. primary election, KSTP
By the numbers: Absentee ballot returns for the primary, Star Tribune
Primary Election Day in Minnesota Live, Star Tribune
The Minnesota primary: Through photos and profiles, Star Tribune
See you at the polls, Star Tribune
Reality Check: Voter turnout expected to be low in primary election, WCCO
8 things to watch on primary night, MPR
Live Primary Results Dashboard, MinnPost
Primary offers critical test for GOP endorsement process, Minn

Minnesota voters head to the polls today to cast ballots in the primary election. Races for the U.S. Senate, governor and state auditor are drawing the most interest, along with several U.S. House contests, including the First, Second and Sixth districts. A pair of hotly contested Minnesota House races round out the list. Eligible voters can still register at their polling places. You can find more information about when and where to vote here. Also, follow our Live Election Blog throughout the day for the latest updates and check back at StarTribune.comtonight for more updates and live results. Star Tribune

City to deploy sergeants-at-arms to the polls for Kahn-Noor race, Star Tribune
Mpls. orders primary day security for ‘tense’ Kahn-Noor campaign, MPR
Dayton to visit Mankato Wednesday to support fellow DFLer, Mankato Free Press
Minneapolis poll security increased at 4 locations in contentious race, Pioneer Press

Secretary of State
MNGOP Secretary of State candidate apparently not so much a believer in voting in primaries, Bluestem Prairie

Weaver continues to give Dayton rave reviews, politics mn
Gubernatorial primary candidate spending way down compared to 2010, Star Tribune
Honour supports wage protest, shutdown strategy, MPR
Tribe, oil co. give last-minute money to Zellers PAC, MPR
Johnson: GOP governor’s race about who can beat Dayton, St. Cloud Times

U.S. House
Hubbard says he ‘had nothing to do with’ pulling anti-Mills ad, Star Tribune

U.S. Senate
McFadden’s ‘gaffe’ on steel undercuts his critique of Franken, MPR

Congressional delegation
Franken: Health insurer spending curbs a win for consumers, MPR
July tax collections come in below projections, KSTP

MNGOP Deputy Chair’s callous tweet at grief for Robin Williams’ passing draws online heat, Bluestem Prairie
MN politician responds to Williams’ death with campaign tweet, WCCO
Much ado about tweet from MN GOP’s Fields that seemed to politicize Robin Williams’ death, MinnPost
Dayton hears from east metro officials about rail safety, Star Tribune

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