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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 16, 2014
Events today

  • 9:06 a.m. – Midterms near with Senate in play, MPR’s “Daily Circuit”

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4 days until early voting beings Sept. 19
49 days until the Nov. 4 general election

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2014 election
GOP’s top office hopefuls call for change, Red Wing Eagle
Minnesota joins multistate voter registration group, MinnPost
Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota Supreme Court candidate’s drunken driving trial begins, Pioneer Press

Secretary of State
DFL candidate for secretary of state calls for more bipartisan approaches, Albert Lea Tribune
DFL releases first ad; hammers on GOP’s Johnson on education, Star Tribune

Dayton in D.C. to raise campaign cash; Johnson makes several stops in SW Minn., Star Tribune
DFL ad targets Johnson’s education record, MPR
Ads in Minnesota Governor race not candidates’, WCCO

U.S. House
John Kline’s opponent Mike Obermueller on refinancing student loans, mn political roundtable
John Kline’s opponent Mike Obermueller on government profiting off of students, mn political roundtable
MN-08: A little cheese with that whine, Stewart? mn progressive project
Bill Maher’s ‘Flip a District’ targets Rep. John Kline, WCCO

U.S. Senate
Senate Democrats’ campaign arm spent $14M in August to defend narrow majority, Star Tribune
Franken, McFadden agree to three debates, Star Tribune
Al Franken, Mike McFadden schedule 3 debates, Pioneer Press
Franken and McFadden agree to three debates, MPR

GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden released a new ad yesterday about “Debates.” http://bit.ly/1oUp45n

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the political action committee created by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords to combat gun violence, will pump money into the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Al Franken and GOP challenger Mike McFadden. The group will spend $131,000 to send direct-mail pamphlets to voters this fall to support Franken, who backs a ban on many assault-style weapons. Giffords resigned from the House in 2012. She was shot in the head on Jan. 8, 2011, during a shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people and wounded 13. The buy came just days after the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund endorsed McFadden. Star Tribune

Affordable Care Act
Number of Americans without health insurance falls, survey shows, New York Times
Dayton tries to calm waters in diversion fight, Star Tribune
Dayton welcomes concessions from Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion board, Pioneer Press

Dayton, Nolan
Gov. Dayton, Rep. Nolan join U-Tac employees on Iron Range to celebrate 50-year anniversary, Northland New Center
Report: Hundreds of MN jobs to be created through expansions, Twin Cities Business
Second quarter exports climb to $5.4 billion, Hutchinson Leader
Airport workers push for $15-an-hour minimum wage, Pioneer Press
More than 40 percent of Minnesota workers lack access to paid sick days, TC Daily Planet
Minnesota Poll
Minnesota Poll: Majority say state economy doing better, Star Tribune

Iron Range lawmakers say Highway 53 relocation project moving forward, despite delays, Northland News Center
Minneapolis Park Board could prove to be another obstacle for Southwest LRT, MinnPost

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