DFL to hold its state convention in Rochester

DFL at Mayo Civic
Delegates gather for the Minnesota DFL state convention on June 1 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn.
Jerry Olson for MPR News | 2018

A week after Minnesota Republicans held their state convention in Rochester, Democrats will be there for their convention. 

Unlike the Republicans, DFLers know who they will endorse. The party holds every statewide office in Minnesota, and the convention will endorse all of their reelection campaigns. 

But with inflation and gas prices up and President Joe Biden’s approval down, can Democrats hold on to those seats? And how do they intend to do it? 

Politics Friday host Mike Mulcahy talks with Minnesota DFL Party chairperson Ken Martin about the party’s prospects and strategy. Plus state Sen. Matt Klein joins to respond to the Republicans’ endorsement of Scott Jensen for governor.

We’ll hear the latest from Rochester and get an update on where things stand at the Capitol headed into the final weekend of the legislative session.   


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