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The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the state of Minnesota and the state affiliate of the Democratic Party.
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ENG: The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the state of Minnesota and the state affiliate of the Democratic Party. It was created on April 15, 1944, with the merger of the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer–Labor Party. Leading the merger effort were Elmer Kelm, the head of the Minnesota Democratic Party and founding chairman of the DFL party; Elmer Benson, effectively the head of the Farmer-Labor Party by virtue of his leadership of its dominant left-wing faction; and rising star Hubert H. Humphrey, who chaired the Fusion Committee that accomplished the union and then went on to chair its first state convention. Members of the party are frequently referred to as "DFLers". Orville Freeman was elected the state's first ...
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DFL chair on budget forecast

The Minnesota Management and Budget office released the November budget forecast. State DFL Chair Ken Martin released the following statement: "The economic forecast that was released today does not reflect the irresponsible borrow and spend tactics that the Republicans have used to balance our state's budget. In spite of the surplus, Minnesota still has a $2.9 billion debt to our children and schools because the Republicans decided it was easier to take money from education rather than raise taxes on the rich. ... Source: dfl.org

DFL party chair compares Bachmann to Wellstone

At a news conference in St. Paul Monday, Minnesota DFL Party Chair Ken Martin criticized Mitt Romney for being inconsistent on issues such as immigration, economic policy and legalized abortion. It was part of a national Democratic Party effort to go after Romney following an ad he released last week that was widely knocked for taking President Obama's remarks on the economy out of context. During the St. Paul event, Martin credited Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann for being an authentic politician. While Martin made it clear he opposes Bachmann's political ideology, he said ...

DFL Party leaders team against stadium

Top Democratic and Republican party leaders in Ramsey County are teaming up to call the proposed Vikings stadium in Arden Hills a bad deal for their county. Ramsey County DFL Chairman Rod Halvorson and James Carson, the county GOP’s 4th Congressional District chairman, released a joint statement Wednesday. They urged party activists and citizens of Ramsey County to contact Gov. Mark Dayton, their state lawmakers and county commissioners to oppose what they called a “horrible agreement” between the team and members of the county board. ... Source: cbslocal.com

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DFL tells Pawlenty: Don’t let the door hit you
The Minnesota DFL Party was quick in reacting to Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s official announcement this afternoon that he won’t seek a third term as governor. "While we thank Gov. Pawlenty for his service to our state, his retirement as governor is an opportunity to move Minnesota forward," a statement from DFL chair Brian Melendez said. ...
DFLers can expect a low-drama convention
Democratic-Farmer-Labor activists, candidates and leaders will head to Rochester for the party's convention this weekend, facing a non-controversial agenda and touting a theme of party unity. DFLers will take up the U.S. Senate endorsement and elect four members to the Democratic National Committee.
DFL dissension mounts over Bakk’s leadership
The liberal wing of the DFL caucus complains about process as well as policy.
Holed below the waterline?
There are reasons to believe that the DFL ship may sink before the November elections.

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