DFL News: Trump doubles down

Trump doubles down on his refusal to accept election outcome;
MN Republicans still silent

St. Paul—Yesterday Donald Trump doubled down on his refusal to accept the election outcome saying he would only accept it if he wins. Trump’s remarks came a day after the final presidential debate in which he horrified America by stating when asked if he’d accept the outcome: “I will tell you at the time. I will keep you in suspense.”

 As Republicans across the country weighed in to condemn Trump, Minnesota Republicans, notably Speaker Kurt Daudt, Sen. David Hann and Erik Paulsen have remained silent. In the past Republican former Governor Arne Carlson has called this silence “stunning” and “inexcusable”.

“This is a sad, sad time for Minnesota’s Republican Party,” said DFL Chair Ken Martin. “That they can’t even muster the courage to denounce this demagogue as he attacks the basic pillar of our electoral process  is a stain they will carry with them forever. Republicans have tried to make government look bad by blocking progress on critical issues and underfunding services, and now they’re standing by silently while the basic tenets of our democracy are being demeaned. This is a new low.”

Other Republicans across the country who have spoken out on this issue include Arizona Senator John McCain, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Fmr Ohio Governor John Kasich, multiple Republican Secretaries of State, NJ Governor Chris Christie, FL Senator Marco Rubio.

Caucus and Convention Dates


Below are the dates and locations for the upcoming DFL caucuses and convention. If you were elected as a Delegate or Alternate you should receive information by mail in the coming weeks regarding your participation at the local conventions.

February 6th, 2018:

What: Clay County DFL Caucuses
Where: Various, find your location here

Registration begins at 6:30pm.  Caucuses begin promptly at 7pm.

February 24th:

    What: Clay County DFL Convention
    Where: Comstock Memorial UnionMinnesota State University Moorhead

    Note: Parking available in lots west of Union, and south of Wellness Center.

      MSUM Parking Map

        Congressional District 7 Convention – April 30th

        This is a BIG year for the Democratic Farmer Labor Party. Join us as we host a big gathering of DFLers from all across CD7 in Western Minnesota on Saturday, April 30th in Moorhead. This convention will have hundreds of people and many of the biggest political figures in the state (and many from North Dakota as well).

        Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 1080 28th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
        Date: April 30, 2016

        Registration at 11:30 a.m.
        Convention at 1 p.m.
        Reception at 5 p.m.
        Dinner at 6 p.m.

        While only delegates elected at their DFL County Conventions can vote on issues here, the event itself is open to the public (small entrance fee applies). The Reception that follows is going to be fun. 

        Book your rooms in the Marriott early because they are going to fill up fast. Many of us are going to be spending Friday and Saturday nights there.

        Next Clay DFL Meeting

        The next Clay County DFL meeting is scheduled for the following date:
        Saturday, May 6, at 10:15 am.  

        In the large room in the basement of the Moorhead Public Library. 

        DFL Dispatch – 5th Annual Humphrey Mondale Dinner a huge success

        Thank you to everyone who made the 5th Annual Humphrey Mondale Dinner an amazing success. With more than 4,000 guests, and bringing in a record $1 million, this was the largest event in the party’s history.

        Special guest speakers Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made passionate speeches about their vision for our future. Our candidates were sharp, smart and showed they understand how to build on the incredible economic progress we’ve made over the last seven years. After seven years of Democratic leadership in the White House, our country is more secure than ever, the economy is adding jobs at a record pace, and the American people are safer and healthier.

        Clinton and Sanders made clear they have the right priorities — priorities that match the values, hopes and dreams of the American people.

        Other highlights of the evening included the presentation of the Hubert H. Humphrey Awards for Dedication and Leadership to the Minnesota DFL to Libby Keefe and Corey Day and the Joan and Walter Mondale Award for Public Service to Congressman Keith Ellison. Look for more about these amazing leades in next week’s DFL Dispatch.

        With the success of the dinner, DFLers showed Minnesotans that we have the enthusiasm, energy and excitement to elect the next Democratic president, send a Democrat to Washington D.C. to represent Congressional District 2, keep the majority in the Minnesota Senate, and regain the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Thank you again for your support at the Dinner and all that you’ll do in the coming months to elect candidates committed to working for prosperity for all, not just a wealthy few.