DFL officials will hold a make-up caucus meeting tonight at the University of Minnesota. The caucus never adjourned two weeks ago in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis because of a physical altercation.
The party is spending $4,000 for private security guards, Somali translators, buses and other needs, said DFL chair Ken Martin. He expects tonight's caucus to draw double the attendance of the first one held Feb. 4 at the Brian Coyle Community Center.
"On caucus evening, both campaigns had to organize all of the precincts. Now they only have one precinct to organize, and they're doing everything they can to get every single body to that one precinct," Martin said. "We expect there to be somewhere between 500 and 700 people there. I want to be overprepared, not underprepared."
Rep. Phyllis Kahn and challenger Mohamud Noor are fighting to win the DFL's endorsement for state House.