Press Releases from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Reps. Hagedorn, Emmer, Fischbach & Stauber Vote to Crash the U.S. Economy
Today, Republican Representatives Jim Hagedorn, Tom Emmer, Michelle Fischbach, and Pete Stauber voted against raising the debt limit. If these Republican Representatives had succeeded in blocking a debt limit increase, the U.S. economy would have been plunged into recession, millions of jobs would have been lost, and seniors would have experienced dramatic cuts to the Social Security benefits they rely on. Fortunately, Democrats were able to raise the debt limit and save our economy from the abyss.
Tyler Kistner Touts Endorsements from Far-Right Extremists
This week, failed Republican congressional candidate Tyler Kistner proudly touted endorsements from far-right Minnesota extremists Steve Drazkowski and Dan Hall. In a pair of posts to Twitter, Kistner informed voters that he was “honored” to receive support from legislators best known for denying COVID-19, opposing same-sex marriage, resisting school integration and sewing doubt about the integrity of the 2020 election.
Scott Jensen to Speak at Anti-Vax Summit This Weekend
On Saturday, September 25th, Scott Jensen will be a featured speaker at the anti-vaccine Global Health Freedom Summit. This event is just the latest example of Jensen’s habit of appearing at anti-vaccine events and speaking alongside notorious anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists.
Leaders in the DFL Party and Planned Parenthood Call Out Anti-Choice Agenda of MN GOP Candidates for Governor
Today, Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund held a press conference criticizing anti-choice records of the MN GOP candidates for governor and discussed what is at stake for reproductive health.
Minnesota House Republican Pledges to Introduce Texas-Style Abortion Ban
Republican State Representative Tim Miller has pledged to introduce a Texas-style abortion ban in Minnesota during the next state legislative session, according to recent reporting from the Minnesota News Network. DFL Party Communications Director Brian Evans released the following statement…
DFL Party Statement On Paul Gazelka's Run For Governor
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response to Paul Gazelka’s announcement of his candidacy for governor of Minnesota.
As Walz Encourages Students Get Vaccinated, Senate Republicans Spread Misinformation Threatening In-Person Learning
This week, Governor Tim Walz encouraged students 12 and up to get vaccinated as they return to in-person learning.
Despite knowing that the way to protect against COVID-19 is getting vaccinated and wearing masks, Minnesota Senate Republicans, as recently as last week, were protesting masks and vaccinations. The spread of misinformation has created vaccine hesitancy and discouraged mask use which threatens the ability of students to return to school in person.
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement.
DFL Party Statement On GOP State Senator Michelle Benson's Run For Governor
DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response to State Senator Michelle Benson’s announcement of her candidacy for governor of Minnesota.
Paul Gazelka’s Top 10 Moments As Senate Majority Leader
Today, following his announcement to step down as Senate Majority Leader, here are Paul Gazelka’s top 10 moments.
DFL Calls on Minnesota Republicans to Donate Cash Received from GOP Strategist Arrested for Underage Sex Trafficking
Today, following the arrest of Minnesota Republican operative Anton Lazzaro for underage sex trafficking, Minnesota DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin is calling on numerous Minnesota Republicans to donate the money they received from Lazzaro to anti-trafficking organizations.