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Daily Brief: Tuesday, Sept. 9th, 2014

In the Know

Minnesota DFL
Sept. 9, 2014

Events today

  • 9 a.m. – Gov. Dayton will participate in meetings of the Executive Council, State Board of Investment, and Land Exchange Board.
  • 1 p.m. –  Gov. Dayton will reconvene propane suppliers and stakeholders, community leaders, and members of his Cabinet to review propane supplies in Minnesota ahead of the winter heating season.

Mark your calendars and spread the word!
10 days until early voting beings Sept. 19
56 days until the Nov. 4 general election


2014 election
How social media is changing political campaigns in Minnesota, MinnPost
At Issue Sept. 7: 2014 political campaigns and Minn. Governor’s race, KSTP
Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota Supreme Court candidate asks that her trial be open to cameras, Pioneer Press

State Auditor
GOP auditor candidate Gilbert says private e-mails compromised, Star Tribune
Do leaked e-mails spell scandal for GOP state auditor candidate? Fox 9

Former candidate Tom Horner likely to join Johnson campaign for governor, MinnPost
Dayton and Johnson agree to five gubernatorial debates, MinnPost

U.S. House
Political Notebook: To endorse or not to endorse, that’s the question, Rochester Post Bulletin
GOP’s Brad Pitt look-alike has best chance to defeat a Dem, National Journal
MN-08: Mills calls district voters a bunch of dumb rubes, mn progressive project
8th District: Sandman touts environmental stance, Duluth News Tribune

Angling to earn the everyman vote in the Eighth Congressional District race, incumbent Democrat Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills have both sported camouflage gear and toted hunting guns in early campaign ads. Mills has decided to up the ante: the Mills Fleet Farm scion is selling camo-themed caps and drink cozies on his campaign website, allowing supporters to display their support for his campaign this fall whether they’re in the hunting blind or out back sipping a cold one. Star Tribune

The Minnesota GOP released a video of Congressman Collin Peterson campaigning in Arkansas and offering seats on the House Agriculture committee.  http://bit.ly/1xCEMeW  GOPers are noting that Peterson chose to attend this fundraiser in Arkansas rather than attend a flood diversion project in Breckenridge. Morning Take

U.S. Senate
Mike McFadden: Both parties have let us down on immigration reform, Sen. Franken: It’s up to the House, Star Tribune
Child care
A helpful tool for Minnesota parents, Star Tribune
Congressional delegation
Minnesota delegation to Obama: We want clarity on how to handle ISIL, Star Tribune
Franken, Klobuchar join push to restrict campaign spending, Star Tribune

Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken will join Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at a Capitol Hill press conference today in an effort to drum up support for her bill that would allow an estimated 25 million people with older student loans to refinance that debt at current, lower interest rates. The bill stalled in July, but Democrats have vowed to keep pressing Republicans on the issue. Franken, an original co-sponsor of Warren’s bill, visited the University of Minnesota last week to discuss college affordability. GOP lawmakers have accused Democrats of trying to capitalize on the student debt issue for election year gains. Star Tribune

Klobuchar focuses on ‘current job,’ Rochester Post Bulletin
Durenberger, Dave
Durenberger critiques 2 major parties in CSB/SJU talk, St. Cloud Times
Iron Range jobless rate more than 60 percent higher, Northland News Center
Education (K-12)
All-day kindergarten program leaves little room for napping, Pioneer Press
Industry hopes to skip another propane shortage, St. Cloud Times
Treasury close to decision on action that might scuttle Medtronic-Covidien deal, Star Tribune
Nonprofit sues to halt Minneapolis-Eden Prairie light-rail project, Pioneer Press

Wisconsin shortfall projected at $1.8 billion, Pioneer Press

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