To Rally Voters, Democrats Focus on Health Care as Their Closing Argument

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Senator Claire McCaskill isn’t subtle in reminding voters what her campaign is all about. She’s rechristened it the “Your Health Care, Your Vote” tour.

The turnaround could not be more startling. After years of running as far as they could from President Barack Obama’s health care law, Ms. McCaskill and vulnerable Senate Democrats in Florida, West Virginia and other political battlegrounds have increasingly focused their closing argument on a single issue: saving the Affordable Care Act.

Now, with Republicans desperate to reposition themselves and come up with their own health care pitch, and with the elections roiled by gale-force winds on immigration and Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, the question is whether health care will be enough to save her and Democrats in other key Senate races. Most recently, the mail bombs sent from Florida and the fatal synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday have added jagged new pieces with the potential to further disrupt both parties’ strategies.

View the complete October 29 article by Trip Gabriel on the New York Times website here.

Join Us for Our Evening of Music for Change

Our first Music for Change fundraiser for CD3 DFL is coming soon. Please plan on joining us for a fun evening.

We have a great group to entertain you, and your ticket price includes beverages and desserts.

Please Join Us
Monday, August 20, 2018

Maple Grove High School Auditorium
9800 Fernbrook Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

6:00 PM — doors open
6:30 PM — social time with beverages and desserts
7:00 PM — program begins

Here’s who will be entertaining you:

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Great Event In the Works, So Save the Date

Mark your calendar now and
plan to join us

Who:  You and your friends and family

What:  Concert and Fundraiser for CD3 DFL

Where:  Maple Grove High School Auditorium, 9800 Fernbrook Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369

When:  August 20, doors open at 6:00 PM, program starts at 7:00 PM.

We’re hard at work planning the event and will get more information to you as soon as we can.

Hope to see you there!

2018 CD3 and State DFL Convention Information

CD3 DFL Convention:

Thank you to all the volunteers, delegates and alternates who helped make the April 14, 2018, convention happen.  The next step in the endorsement season is the state convention below.

State DFL Convention:  June 1 through 3, 2018, Mayo Civic Center, 30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904. More specifics as they become available, or check the State DFL website.

Statement on April 14 CD3 DFL Convention:

The CD3 convention must be held tomorrow; the outcome is determined by those delegates and alternates who arrive.

Both campaigns were notified of this today. Preconvention committee members will set up the facility tomorrow morning and be prepared to staff the convention.

We are in touch with the school district in the event that the delegation determines that we should convene again at a later date.

We are cognizant that driving may slow down arrivals and will avoid conducting any business until we’re satisfied that enough delegates (and alternates) have received credentials.

Location information:

Maple Grove Senior High School
9800 Fernbrook Ln N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Here’s a link to a map showing the school’s location:

2017 DFL Founders Day Dinner

Join us for our December 9 Founders’ Day Dinner

This year’s keynote speaker from the State DFL’s Founders’ Day Dinner will be Vice President Joe Biden.

Tickets for this event will go quickly.  So, mark your calendars now and plan to attend.

CD3 DFL will be booking a table (or more!), so we can sit together. Each table seats 10, so for $100 a seat ($50 refundable through the PCR program if you haven’t taken advantage of that yet this year). So, you can sit with friends, and get better seating than booking directly through the State DFL system.

Just email us at with your interest in sitting with us. We’ll get back to you with specifics on how to do that.

We look forward to sharing a meal with you and hearing from Vice President Biden.


2017 Jackie Stevenson Dinner

If you weren’t able to join us September 10, 2017, for this year’s Jackie Stevenson Dinner, here are some photos from the evening: