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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 2014
Posted by SD48 DFL Communications Team in Daily Brief
In the Know
Oct. 28, 2014
- 2 p.m. – Congressman Rick Nolan will kick off a seven-day “Middle Class Express” tour of the district.
- 3 p.m. – The DFL Fly Squad leaves the DFL for its last door knock of the campaign season for Jon Applebaum.
- Gov. Dayton and Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health, will visit the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) to meet with airport and public health officials about the state’s Ebola preparedness efforts.
- 5 p.m. – The first Bi-Annual Wellstone-Oberstar Community Bean Feed takes place at Miner’s Memorial Building in Virginia. Representative Rick Nolan and Governor Mark Dayton will join area legislators, Labor leaders, and community members to encourage Rangers to get out the vote on Nov. 4 for candidates that champion the working class.
- DFL candidate for Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Sen. Franken will host grassroots GOTV campaign events at Mankato State University and Gustavus Adolphus College.
- 9 a.m. – The 2014 DFL GOTV Bus Tour kicks off at a press conference at the State Capitol.
- Noon – The bus tour stops at IUOE Local 49, Mankato for a rally.
- 2 p.m. – The bus tour stops at UFCW, Albert Lea for a rally.
- 4 p.m. – The bus tour stops at the DFL Campaign Office in Rochester for a rally.
- 6 p.m. – The bus tour stops at Winona State University for a rally.
- 10 a.m. – The bus tour stops in Hopkins for a rally.
- Noon – The bus tour stops at Carleton College for a rally.
- 1:30 p.m. – The bus tour stops at the DFL Campaign Office in Eagan for a rally.
- 2:30 p.m. – The bus tour stops at the Action Center in Oakdale for a rally.
- 4 p.m. – The bus tour stops at Hmong Village in St. Paul for a rally.
- 5:30 p.m. – The bus tour stops at the DFL Campaign Office in St. Paul for a rally.
- 9:30 a.m. – The bus tour stops at the DFL Campaign Office in Willmar for a rally.
- 11:30 a.m. – The bus tour stops at the University of Minnesota – Morris for a rally.
- 2:30 p.m. – The bus tour stops at Minnesota State University – Moorhead for a rally.
- 10 a.m. – All county election offices and cities that have offered early voting (www.mnvotes.org) are open for voting from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- 10 a.m. – The bus tour stops in Bemidji for a rally.
- 11 a.m. – The bus tour stops in Leech Lake for rally.
- 1 p.m. – The bus tour stops in Grand Rapids for a rally.
- 3 p.m. – The bus tour stops in Virginia for a rally.
- 5:30 p.m. – The bus tour stops at the University of Minnesota – Duluth for a rally.
- 10 a.m. – Ramsey County Elections is open for voting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Noon – City of Minneapolis Elections is open for voting from noon to 5 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m. – The bus tour stops in Crosby for a rally.
- 5 p.m. – The bus tour stops at St. Cloud State University for a rally.
- 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.
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How red or blue is your state? The Hill
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Secretary of State
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6th District candidates battle for Bachmann’s seat, MPR
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Endorsement: Mills is a fresh voice for Minnesota’s Eighth District, Star Tribune
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It’s the Kline v. Obermuelle: the rematch, Pioneer Press
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PoliGraph: McFadden not responsible for mill job losses, MPR
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McFadden colleagues lambaste ad blaming him for layoffs, Star Tribune
Montana plant closing becomes hot issue in Minnesota Senate campaign, WDIO
New ad from Sen. Franken: Last year, twenty-five Wall Street hedge fund managers made 21 billion dollars. Twenty-five guys made 21 billion dollars. But here’s what should really bother you. Washington gives hedge funds managers a special tax break – so they pay taxes on that income at half the rate you pay. I’m working to get rid of these special breaks. The Wall Street hedge fund guys may not like that. But I don’t work for them. I’m Al Franken and I approve this message because I work for you.
Labor group sues to make Gov. Walker raise minimum wage, KSTP
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