In the Know: October 13, 2017

DNC
Democrats dogged by Weinstein cash, Politico
As Democrats Purge Weinstein’s Cash, Impact On The Party Is Likely to Be Low, NPR

GOP
Erik Paulsen is the poster child for a failed Congress, City Pages
Rampant Voter Fraud- A Myth That Persists, Swift County Monitor

Gov. Mark Dayton
Minnesota gets one Real ID extension, but will need another soon, Star Tribune
McFeely: Time is of the essence with FM diversion, InForum

Rep. Betty McCollum
DACA’s Dreamers, The Oracle

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith
Pheasant count and hunting licenses down, experts say, Marshall Independent

Rep. Betty McCollum
DACA’s Dreamers, The Oracle

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Ivanka Trump continues to make child tax credit push directly to members of Congress, CNN

Sen. Al Franken
Franken fights to retain veto of home-state judicial nominees, Star Tribune
Republicans Eager to Ditch Blue-Slip Tradition, But Chuck Grassley Isn’t So Sure, Mother Jones
Minn. Woman’s story leads Franken to push for sexual assault bill, MPR
Franken pushes for changing interview techniques in sex assault cases, KMSP
Rick Perry still whining about Al Franken’s climate takedown on him from June, Think Progress
Farm bill energy issues essential for state, Franken says, Mankato Free Press

Upcoming Election
Phifer seeks DFL endorsement in 8th, Tower Timberjay
Has ranked-choice voting lived up to its promise in the Twin Cities?. MinnPost
House speaker mulls governor’s run; weighs in on other candidates, Hibbing Daily Tribune
Otto wants universal health care for state, MPR

 

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 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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