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The Minnesota DFL
The Minnesota DFL
Published: 2015/12/25
Channel: Mister Metokur
Is Minnesota
Is Minnesota's Democratic-Farm-Labor Party Proof that a Third Party Can Be Successful?
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: The Benjamin Dixon Show
Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party "Sell"
Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party "Sell"
Published: 2013/06/06
Channel: ElevatedCampaigns
The Minnesota DFL - Mirror
The Minnesota DFL - Mirror
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Mr Shekel
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
Sen. Al Franken Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Sen. Al Franken Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
Franken at the Minnesota DFL Convention
Franken at the Minnesota DFL Convention
Published: 2008/06/08
Channel: TheDailyLoser
Gov. Mark Dayton Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Gov. Mark Dayton Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chair Ken Martin on changes to party structure
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party chair Ken Martin on changes to party structure
Published: 2012/09/22
Channel: Soren Sorensen
MINNESOTA DFL GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORUM NOVEMBER 2, 2017
MINNESOTA DFL GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORUM NOVEMBER 2, 2017
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: Valley Access Channels
Mark Dayton Addresses the Minnesota DFL State Central Committee
Mark Dayton Addresses the Minnesota DFL State Central Committee
Published: 2010/08/21
Channel: Minnesota DFL
2008 Minnesota DFL CD3 Convention
2008 Minnesota DFL CD3 Convention
Published: 2008/04/13
Channel: PlymouthCharlie
DFL State Convention- Morning Session
DFL State Convention- Morning Session
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
THE DFL PARTY:  Minnesota
THE DFL PARTY: Minnesota's 'Fixer Upper' Political Party
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: DemocraticVisions
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention welcome from CD8 Chair Don Bye
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention welcome from CD8 Chair Don Bye
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Ken Martin Explains the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and its role
Ken Martin Explains the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and its role
Published: 2012/09/25
Channel: Soren Sorensen
Introduction to DFL Precinct Caucuses
Introduction to DFL Precinct Caucuses
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: SD48 DFL
Bernie Sanders Addresses MN Democrats - Full Speech At Humphrey Mondale Dinner
Bernie Sanders Addresses MN Democrats - Full Speech At Humphrey Mondale Dinner
Published: 2016/02/14
Channel: Michael McIntee
How Tina Smith Rose To Lead Minnesota DFL
How Tina Smith Rose To Lead Minnesota DFL
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: WCCO - CBS Minnesota
2008 DFL Convention Minnesota
2008 DFL Convention Minnesota
Published: 2008/06/08
Channel: leegitarguy
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention address from Mike Obermueller
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention address from Mike Obermueller
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Elizabeth Warren 2014 Minnesota DFL Humphrey Mondale Dinner Speech
Elizabeth Warren 2014 Minnesota DFL Humphrey Mondale Dinner Speech
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: Michael Berg
DFL CD3 Convention
DFL CD3 Convention
Published: 2013/03/16
Channel: DemocraticVisions
The Minnesota DFL mirror
The Minnesota DFL mirror
Published: 2018/01/04
Channel: Metokur's Hall of Mirrors
1-4-2013 Ken Martin, Chair of Minnesota DFL Party
1-4-2013 Ken Martin, Chair of Minnesota DFL Party
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: ATDinMN
DFL And GOP React To MN Budget Deficit Forecast
DFL And GOP React To MN Budget Deficit Forecast
Published: 2017/12/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
DFL State Convention- Afternoon Session
DFL State Convention- Afternoon Session
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
Remembering Joan Mondale: 1930-2014
Remembering Joan Mondale: 1930-2014
Published: 2014/02/04
Channel: Minnesota DFL
DFL Candidates For Governor Attend Forum At BSU
DFL Candidates For Governor Attend Forum At BSU
Published: 2018/01/17
Channel: Lakeland PBS
Continued DFL Irresponsibility
Continued DFL Irresponsibility
Published: 2008/04/07
Channel: MNSenateRepublicans1
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention welcome from Chair Ken Martin
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention welcome from Chair Ken Martin
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Minneapolis DFL Convention
Minneapolis DFL Convention
Published: 2013/06/21
Channel: Minnesota DFL
MN DFL Camp Erupts In Cheers As Obama Is Elected
MN DFL Camp Erupts In Cheers As Obama Is Elected
Published: 2008/11/05
Channel: CityPagesMN
New Minnesota DFL State Party Chairman Ken Martin meets the press
New Minnesota DFL State Party Chairman Ken Martin meets the press
Published: 2011/02/08
Channel: capitolroundup
Anti-Super Delegate Resolution Gets MN Democratic  Party Backing
Anti-Super Delegate Resolution Gets MN Democratic Party Backing
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Michael McIntee
MN DFL Governor Candidates on Arts Issues, Aug. 17, 2010
MN DFL Governor Candidates on Arts Issues, Aug. 17, 2010
Published: 2010/08/03
Channel: Mncitizensforthearts
Extreme Makeover: DFL Headquarters
Extreme Makeover: DFL Headquarters
Published: 2011/12/28
Channel: DemocraticVisions
Minnesota DFL: Proud to be 70 and Strong
Minnesota DFL: Proud to be 70 and Strong
Published: 2014/05/31
Channel: Minnesota DFL
See you on Tuesday for precinct caucus night!
See you on Tuesday for precinct caucus night!
Published: 2014/01/29
Channel: Minnesota DFL
An End-of-Session Message From Ken Martin, DFL Party Chair
An End-of-Session Message From Ken Martin, DFL Party Chair
Published: 2012/05/10
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Transportation For The 21st Century: Minnesota Senate DFL
Transportation For The 21st Century: Minnesota Senate DFL
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: Minnesota Senate DFL
Jeff Erdmann Closing Statement - CD2 DFL Candidates Forum
Jeff Erdmann Closing Statement - CD2 DFL Candidates Forum
Published: 2017/12/19
Channel: Michael McIntee
zi dfl
zi dfl
Published: 2009/05/25
Channel: Ziglabeu
Keith Ellison at the 2012 Minnesota DFL State Convention
Keith Ellison at the 2012 Minnesota DFL State Convention
Published: 2012/06/05
Channel: MNCD4Conservative
Why DFL?
Why DFL?
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: MNSD13DFL
Minnesota DFL on the need for higher taxes
Minnesota DFL on the need for higher taxes
Published: 2008/04/10
Channel: DFLWatch
Promoting the DFL Message
Promoting the DFL Message
Published: 2016/09/30
Channel: Minnesota Senate Media Services
Obama acceptance speech DFL party St. Paul MN
Obama acceptance speech DFL party St. Paul MN
Published: 2008/11/06
Channel: Dan Betlock
MN DFL chairman Ken Martin rallying the crowd at the election party in Mpls.
MN DFL chairman Ken Martin rallying the crowd at the election party in Mpls.
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: Pioneer Press
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention address from Minnesota House Leadership
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention address from Minnesota House Leadership
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Minnesota DFL
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Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Chairman Ken Martin
Governor Mark Dayton
Senate leader Tom Bakk
House leader Melissa Hortman
Founded April 15, 1944 (1944-04-15)
Merger of Minnesota Democratic Party and Minnesota Farmer–Labor Party
Headquarters 255 Plato Boulevard East
Saint Paul
Youth wing Minnesota Young DFL (MYDFL)
Ideology Modern liberalism
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Political position Center-left
National affiliation Democratic Party
Colors Blue
Senate
33 / 67
House of Representatives
57 / 134
U.S. Senate
2 / 2
U.S. House of Representatives
5 / 8
Website
www.dfl.org

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is a social liberal political party in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It is affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. Formed by a merger of the Minnesota Democratic Party and the social democratic Minnesota Farmer–Labor Party in 1944, the DFL is one of only two state Democratic party affiliates of a different name (the other being the North Dakota Democratic-Nonpartisan League Party).

History[edit]

DFL logo used on a lectern at the 2006 DFL state convention.
DFL 2006 state convention registration desk.

The DFL was created on April 15, 1944, with the merger of the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer–Labor Party. Leading the merger effort were Elmer Kelm, the head of the Minnesota Democratic Party and founding chairman of the DFL; Elmer Benson, effectively the head of the Farmer–Labor Party by virtue of his leadership of its dominant left-wing faction; and rising star Hubert H. Humphrey, who chaired the Fusion Committee that accomplished the union and then went on to chair its first state convention.

Orville Freeman was elected the state's first DFL governor in 1954. Important members of the party have included Minneapolis mayor Hubert H. Humphrey and Minnesota Attorney General Walter Mondale, who each went on to be United States Senators, Vice Presidents of the United States, and unsuccessful Democratic nominees for president, Humphrey in 1968 and Mondale in 1984; Eugene McCarthy, a U.S. senator who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1968 as an anti-Vietnam War candidate; and Paul Wellstone, a U.S. senator from 1991 to 2002 who became an icon of populist progressivism.[1]

Current elected officials[edit]

Members of Congress[edit]

U.S. Senate[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

State offices[edit]

State Legislature[edit]

Current leadership[edit]

  • Chair: Ken Martin
  • Vice Chair: Marge Hoffa
  • Treasurer: Tyler Moroles
  • Secretary: Jacob Grippen
  • Outreach Officer: Shivanthi Sathanandan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loughlin, Sean (October 25, 2002). "Wellstone Made Mark as a Liberal Champion". CNN. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Delton, Jennifer A. Making Minnesota Liberal: Civil Rights and the Transformation of the Democratic Party. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
  • Haynes, John Earl. "Farm Coops and the Election of Hubert Humphrey to the Senate". Agricultural History 57, no. 2 (Fall 1983).
  • Haynes, John Earl. Dubious Alliance: The Making of Minnesota's DFL Party. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
  • Henrickson, Gary P. Minnesota in the 'McCarthy' Period": 1946–1954. Ph.D. diss. University of Minnesota, 1981.
  • Lebedoff, David. The 21st Ballot: A Political Party Struggle in Minnesota. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1969.
  • Lebedoff, David. Ward Number Six. New York: Scribner, 1972. Discusses the entry of radicals into the DFL party in 1968.
  • Mitau, G. Theodore. The Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party Schism of 1948. Minnesota History Magazine 34 (Spring 1955).

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