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
Coon Rapids
Eden Prairie
Long Lake
Maple Plain
Maple Grove
Medicine Lake
Minnetonka Beach
Spring Park
St. Bonifacius
Tonka Bay
Victoria, and

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Trump Faces Flack For Politicizing Dwyane Wade Family Tragedy

The following article by 

2016-08-27T210607Z_1_LYNXNPEC7Q0LV_RTROPTP_3_USA-ELECTION-TRUMP-e1472433069301-668x501Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump Saturday attempted to use the fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin to forward his campaign and garner more African-American votes.

In a tweet misspelling the Chicago Bulls player’s name, Trump said: “Dwayne Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”

Nykea Aldridge, 32, was killed when she was caught in crossfire while pushing a baby stroller down a South Side Chicago street Friday. Although she was not the intended target, the mother of four was shot in the head and arm, succumbing to the injuries at a hospital 45 minutes later. (more…)

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Minorities Not Buying Trump’s Bogus Kumbaya Chorus

The following article by Mary Sanchez was posted on the National Memo website August 26, 2016:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Americans love to blame the media for bias, for presenting a slanted view of reality.

And in at least one case, I’ll concur: They have done a terrible job of representing to the broader public what life is like for black and brown America.

The inaccurate impressions created by “if it bleeds, it leads” news coverage were amply evident in Donald Trump’s recent “outreach” effort to African-American voters. He sought to enumerate the various unfair afflictions blacks suffer in America — problems supposedly only he can fix — but exaggerated them to a point that was insulting.

Trump’s messaging style is blunt and simplistic. And he is clearly ignorant of what life is like outside the bubble of wealth he has floated in all of his 70 years. So it’s no surprise that his appeal to black voters would be both naive and offensive. (more…)

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Minnesota Republicans Continue Doing the Trump Two Step

Roz Peterson with TrumpWhile the Minnesota State Republican party is struggling to get Donald Trump on the ballot, Representative Roz Peterson couldn’t wait to take a photograph of her with a Trump cut-out off her Facebook page.

Representative Peterson appears to be quite comfortable standing next to Donald Trump, which raises the question of why Rep. Peterson is so desperate to hide her support for Trump from her constituents? Maybe it’s because Roz Peterson doesn’t want anyone to know she is ready to get behind Donald Trump and his extreme Republican agenda. Her voting record backs this up. Rep. Peterson: (more…)

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How many Trump products were made overseas? Here’s the complete list.

The following article by Michelle Ye Hee Lee with the Washington Post’s Fact Checker posted the following article August 26, 2016:

An ad put out by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign criticizes Republican nominee Donald Trump for manufacturing his clothing line overseas, instead of in the United States. (Hillary Clinton)

“Trump’s products have been made in 12 other countries.”
— man in Clinton campaign ad, “Shirts” 

The Hillary Clinton campaign has at least two ads attacking Donald Trump for outsourcing the production of his merchandise. Given Trump’s rhetoric against companies shipping jobs out of the United States — he vowed not to eat Oreo cookies anymore after Nabisco moved some U.S. factory jobs to Mexico — this is a frequent attack on his record as a businessman.

Trump has a long history of outsourcing a variety of his products and has acknowledged doing so. When asked during a Republican primary debate in Miami why voters should trust that Trump “will run the country differently from how you run your businesses,” he answered: “Because nobody knows the system better than me. … I’m a businessman. These are laws. These are regulations. These are rules. We’re allowed to do it. … I’m the one that knows how to change it.” (more…)

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