August 9 Primary: Minnesota Supreme Court Justice on Ballot

We have primary contests in CD3 Tuesday, August 9.  Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Minnesota Supreme Court

All residents of CD3 can vote on the Minnesota Supreme Court seat that is up this November.

In 2016, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Natalie Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

That seat is on the ballot this year. It will be the only state-wide race on the primary ballot August 9. 

 The DFL doesn’t endorse candidates for the Minnesota Supreme Court. We wanted to update you on the candidates.  There are three on the ballot:

Natalie Hudson (Incumbent)
Michelle McDonald
Craig Foss

For more information about these candidates, please visit the Minnesota State Bar Association website overview of judicial candidates.  (more…)

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Welcome to CD3 DFL

cd3_smallWe’re the volunteer organization of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party) covering Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. The map of the area is to the left. Our district covers:

Brooklyn Park
Bloomington
Champlin
Chanhassan
Chaska
Coon Rapids
Corcoran
Dahlgren
Dayton
Deephaven
Eden Prairie
Edina
Excelsior
Greenfield
Greenwood
Independence
Laketown
Long Lake
Loretto
Maple Plain
Maple Grove
Medicine Lake
Medina
Minnetonka
Minnetonka Beach
Minnetrista
Mound
Orono
Osseo
Plymouth
Plymouth
Rogers
Shorewood
Spring Park
St. Bonifacius
Tonka Bay
Victoria, and
Wayzata.

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Could Candidate Donald Trump Be Denied National Security Briefings?

The following article by Leigh Ann Caldwell and Robert Windrem appeared on the NBC News website July 29, 2016:

Donald Trump leaving podium after a speech in Virginia Beach, VA, 7-11-16 (REUTERS-Gary Cameron)
Donald Trump leaving podium after a speech in Virginia Beach, VA, 7-11-16 (REUTERS-Gary Cameron)

Calls have increased for Republican nominee Donald Trump to be denied national security briefings offered to presidential nominees of major political parties after he said he hopes Russia is “able to find” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s discarded private emails.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said he hopes the candidate is given “fake intelligence briefings … because you can’t trust him.”

And Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island has sent a letter to President Barack Obama saying Trump “is unfit to receive sensitive intelligence” and asks that he “withhold” Trump’s expected intelligence briefing.

Can Donald Trump – or any presidential nominee – lose access to briefings on national security?

In short, yes. (more…)

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