In the Know: October 11, 2017

GOP
House GOP calls on Dem campaign arm to return Weinstein money, The Hill
Mitch McConnell to scrap Senate’s ‘blue slip’ tool for obstructing judicial nominees, Washington Examiner
Lawmaker’s View: Protecting environment with new Line 3 is just common sense, Duluth News Tribune
For Republicans, ‘Failure Is Not an Option’ on Tax Cuts, NY Times

Gov. Mark Dayton
Minnesota Governor to Speak at 2017 Cyber Security Summit, Digital Journal
KSTP/SurveyUSA: Veto dispute lowers approval ratings, ABC

Health Care
Save Our Hospital group prepares to take fight to Capitol, Albert Lea Tribune
MNsure CEO says reinsurance is ‘short-term fix’, Bemidji Pioneer

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
New terminal celebrated with ribbon cutting, International Falls Journal

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Klobuchar, other lawmakers dined with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Star Tribune

Upcoming Elections
Minn. GOP’s Kurt Daudt remains undecided on run for governor, The Globe
Mayoral candidate Pat Harris will tackle gun violence by adding 50 cops, outreach, he says, Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Also check out our Real Erik Paulsen and Trump Administration pages for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • Today through November 6 — Early No Excuse Absentee Voting for municipalities and school boards holding elections. Check your local entity’s website for specifics.
  • October 11, 6:30 PM — SD50 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Kennedy High School, Room C102, 98th St and Nicollett Ave S, Bloomington
  • October 12, 7:00 PM — SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka
  • October 13, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.
  • October 16, 7:00 PM — Brooklyn Park DFL Meeting, Brooklyn Park Public Library, 6500 W Broadway Ave, Brooklyn Park
  • October 18, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka (last Central Committee meeting of 2017)
  • October 20, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.
  • October 26, 5:30 PM — 2017 Minnesota DFL Women’s Leadership Event, home of Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Archie Smith, 4720 W Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55401.  More information and RSVP here or to Tyler Blackmon at 651.251.6390 or tblackmon@dfl.org.
  • October 31 — Halloween
  • November 2, 7:00 PM — CD3 DFL Outreach Meeting, location TBD
  • November 7 — Election Day for municipalities and school boards holding elections. Check your local entities for specifics
  • November 7, 7:00 PM — SD34 DFL Central Committee Meeting, check their calendar for more information.
  • November 7, 7:00 PM — SD37 DFL Central Committee Meeting, locations change
  • November 7, 7:00 PM — SD40 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Brooklyn Park Library, 8500 W Broadway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • November 8, 6:30 PM — SD50 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Room C102, Kennedy High School, Nicollet Ave S and 98th St, Bloomington, MN
  • November 9, 7:00 PM — SD36 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Davanni’s 3439 129th Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN
  • November 9, 7:00 PM — SD48 DFL Central Committee Meeting, Glen Lake Activity Center, 14350 Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • November 10, 12:00 PM — Stand Against Trump, SD40 DFL Treasurer John Schafer is holding a weekly hour of protest and resistance on Fridays from 12pm to 1pm at the corner of Brookdale & Xerxes in Brooklyn Park.
  • November 11, 10:00 AM — SD48 Town Hall with Sen. Steve Cwodzinski and Rep. Laurie Pryor, Forum Room, Minnetonka High School, 18301 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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