Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convened Saturday with delegates poised to endorse Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken for second terms. Around 1,300 delegates gathered at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to hear speakers praise the state’s Democratic elected officials for using their control of state government to champion their values. They cited new laws to raise the state’s minimum wage, invest in public schools and infrastructure projects, and legalize gay marriage.
The leaders of four opposing Minnesota political parties jointly announced Wednesday their support for legal gay marriage.
When you vote tomorrow and fill in that oval for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, you won’t really be voting for the president.
Minnesota has historically been a place a Democratic presidential nominee could count on. Through presidential landslides and squeakers, the party’s nominee has won the state in every presidential election since 1976.
Complacency may be the biggest election year challenge for Amy Klobuchar, one of the most popular incumbents in the U.S. Senate, as she runs for a second term representing Minnesota.
Former President Bill Clinton will be the headline speaker for a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party dinner in August.