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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In the Know: August 26, 2016

29 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
75 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

2016 Election
It wouldn’t be the State Fair without plenty of politics, MPR
Outside political group alleges campaign-finance violations by two DFLers, Star Tribune

CD 8
Liberal group plunks down $350K for ads in Duluth against Stewart Mills, Star Tribune

Donald Trump
In stunning reversal, Trump suggests he’d ‘work with’ immigrants in U.S. illegally, MPR
Trump: No legal status for undocumented immigrants, CNN
Donald Trump, Wavering on Immigration, Finds Anger in All Corners, NY Times
Trump: I don’t want votes from white supremacists, The Hill
Report: Trump campaign chief registered to vote at empty house, The Hill
Trump claims ignorance on alt-right movement, The Hill

Donald Trump in Minnesota
Trump temporarily missing from Minnesota ballot, Politico
Trump’s Minneapolis fundraiser helped win over a couple of voters, at least, MinnPost
Minnesota GOP descends into ‘total confusion’ after Trump left off state ballot, Raw Story
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Minnesota to Trump: Well, This Is Awkward, Atlantic
GOP completes paperwork to get Trump on ballot, KARE 11
Republicans, Trump campaign try to tamp down Minnesota ballot panic, Star Tribune
How Donald Trump almost missed the ballot in Minnesota (and what that says about his campaign), Washington Post (more…)

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Party of Trump Alive and Well in Minnesota

Minnesota Republicans following GOP nominee’s divisive lead

Osmek, DavidMinnesota Republicans continue to follow Donald Trump’s divisive lead by embracing his ignorant and detestable rhetoric.  In a week where the GOP presidential nominee is trying to pivot away from past offensive statements on race, immigration and religion, Minnesota Republicans are feeding off of the toxic culture he has created. 

This week, Republican State Senator David Osmek echoed the dystopian vision of the GOP standard bearer on an appearance on the AM 1130 Morning Show when talking about education:

“Boy, those schools are just doing a crack job aren’t they? Whoops, I shouldn’t use crack and schools and Minneapolis because frankly there’s probably a lot of it there.” [TCNT Morning Show, Monday 8/22/16] (more…)

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Republicans, Trump campaign try to tamp down MN ballot panic

The following article by J. Patrick Coolican appeared on the StarTribune Hot Dish blog August 25, 2016:

Ballot PhotoAfter hours of ringing alarm bells in national GOP circles over whether Donald Trump is in danger of not getting on Minnesota’s presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in working order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for the brash tycoon in November.

As of this morning, Donald Trump’s name did not appear on the sample ballot on the website of Secretary of State Steve Simon.

Michael Brodkorb, a former GOP political operative and Star Tribune blogger, reported on Twitter last night that the Republican Party of Minnesota had failed to properly submit the name of its presidential and vice presidential candidates, as well as electors and alternate electors for the Electoral College. The deadline for submission is Monday August 29.

A spokesman for Secretary of State Simon said Thursday the filing is complete and that the Republican ticket would be listed on the office website shortly.  (more…)

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In the Know: August 25, 2016

29 days until people can begin to vote by no excuse absentee ballot, Sept. 23
75 days until Election Day, Nov. 8

Angie Craig and Terri Bonoff
Congressional candidates focus on skills gap, KARE 11

Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School
Community breaks ground on new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, Duluth News Tribune

Donald Trump
Tweets from last night via Michael Brodkorb, VERBATIM: Tweet #1: “UPDATE: A top #mngop official was completely unaware paperwork had not been submitted to SOS to ensure Trump’s name was on the ballot in MN. #2: SOLUTION: The #MNGOP failed to elect alternate presidential electors – so the state exec committee did it tonight – without clear authority. #3: The cleanest way for #MNGOP to solve mess is to call state convention to elect alternate national delegates – but they can’t, no time.   FOLLOW: http://bit.ly/2bQPxCf

Hillary Clinton
Clinton hits back: Trump ‘peddling bigotry and prejudice and paranoia’, The Hill


“Well at least he’s honest”


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Anjali Sareen Trump Raised The Rates At Trump Tower Once Donors Were Footing The Bill

The following article by Anjali Sareen was posted on the National Memo website August 23, 2016:

16-08-02 Trump Ashburn, VA-Riley-Agence France-Presse via Getty-WPAccording to a new report released by The Huffington Post, GOP nominee Donald Trump raised the rental rates at Trump Tower by over 400 percent once donors were footing the bill.

HuffPost reports that the Trump campaign paid $35,458 in rent to Trump Tower Commercial LLC during the month of March, while Trump was still “self-funding” his campaign. It had been paying that same rate since the prior summer, when it had  197 employees and consultants on its payroll.

In July, however, after Trump began raising funds from donors, the rent mysteriously jumped up to $169,758, almost five times the amount from March. This, despite the fact that the Trump campaign actually had less employees and consultants it did previously. (more…)

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In the Laws or for Others School: Speaker Daudt’s crash last January reveals spotty driving record

The following article by J. Patrick Coolican appeared on the StarTribune website August 22, 2016:

Speaker’s driving record includes three speeding tickets, one for texting while driving.

08.21.15.daudtleftWhile on his way to St. Paul for a meeting with the governor last January, House Speaker Kurt Daudt rear-ended a van on a rural highway in Isanti County, sending the other driver to the hospital.

Beau Hullermann, whom Daudt struck from behind as Hullermann slowed to make a left turn, said he was briefly knocked unconscious in the 8:10 a.m. crash. The air bags deployed in Daudt’s Lexus sedan and his car had to be towed as he found another way to St. Paul.

Hullermann said the wreck caused him to miss a month of work, money that he is trying to recoup from his insurance company. He said he now suffers from a slipped disk and often uses prescription opiates to help him sleep. The collision totaled his work van, causing more than $9,000 in damages. (more…)

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Just Hours After Trump Campaign Says He Doesn’t Hurl Personal Insults, He Proves Them Very Wrong

The following article by Esther Yu Hsi Lee was posted on the ThinkProgress website August 22, 2016:

Just hours after Donald Trump’s new campaign manager said that he doesn’t “hurl personal insults” at people, the Republican presidential candidate took to Twitter to insult media personalities and his Democratic presidential rival.

In an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway defended the candidate’s harsh words against people like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a judge of Mexican descent, and a Gold Star family whose son was killed in Afghanistan.

“He doesn’t hurl personal insults. In other words, he just this week, look what he talked about,” Conway said, adding that “he’s said that he regrets causing personal pain to those who feel it based on things that he has said.”

Just a few hours after Conway’s comments, however, Trump took to Twitter to call television personality Donny Deutsch a “big failure.” And on Monday morning, Trump implied that MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were having a relationship, calling Brzezinski “neurotic” and unintelligent, and referred to former Rep. Anthony Weiner as a “pervert sleaze.

Trump Tweets (more…)

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