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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
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
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
Franken at the Minnesota DFL Convention
Franken at the Minnesota DFL Convention
Published: 2008/06/08
Channel: TheDailyLoser
MN CD2 DFL Candidate Mike Obermueller
MN CD2 DFL Candidate Mike Obermueller
Published: 2012/04/22
Channel: Michael McIntee
Everybody Loves Politics- Marla Vagts (Minnesota DFL House District 58B)
Everybody Loves Politics- Marla Vagts (Minnesota DFL House District 58B)
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Everybody Loves Politics
The Minnesota DFL - Mirror
The Minnesota DFL - Mirror
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: Mr Shekel
THE DFL PARTY:  Minnesota
THE DFL PARTY: Minnesota's 'Fixer Upper' Political Party
Published: 2017/05/27
Channel: DemocraticVisions
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
DFL Governor Candidate Forum
DFL Governor Candidate Forum
Published: 2017/10/27
Channel: ICTV .watchictv
Gov. Mark Dayton Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Gov. Mark Dayton Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
DFL State Convention- Morning Session
DFL State Convention- Morning Session
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
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
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
Rep. Rick Nolan Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Rep. Rick Nolan Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
DFL Sen., GOP Rep. Face Harassment Allegations
DFL Sen., GOP Rep. Face Harassment Allegations
Published: 2017/11/10
Channel: WCCO - CBS Minnesota
Continued DFL Irresponsibility
Continued DFL Irresponsibility
Published: 2008/04/07
Channel: MNSenateRepublicans1
Sen. Al Franken Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Sen. Al Franken Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
DFL State Convention- Afternoon Session
DFL State Convention- Afternoon Session
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
Why You Should Attend Your Minnesota DFL Precinct Caucus
Why You Should Attend Your Minnesota DFL Precinct Caucus
Published: 2014/01/16
Channel: Minnesota DFL
MN CD2 DFL Candidate Kathleen Gaylord
MN CD2 DFL Candidate Kathleen Gaylord
Published: 2012/04/22
Channel: Michael McIntee
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
Why DFL?
Why DFL?
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: MNSD13DFL
MN AFL-CIO President Address DFL Convention
MN AFL-CIO President Address DFL Convention
Published: 2010/04/27
Channel: Michael McIntee
Democratic Visions: October 2015
Democratic Visions: October 2015
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: DemocraticVisions
A Message to the Minnesota DFL
A Message to the Minnesota DFL
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: Donald Allen
Franken, Dayton Projected Winners - Comments From DFL Party Chair
Franken, Dayton Projected Winners - Comments From DFL Party Chair
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
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
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
Elizabeth Warren 2014 Minnesota DFL Humphrey-Mondale Dinner Speech
Elizabeth Warren 2014 Minnesota DFL Humphrey-Mondale Dinner Speech
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: ElizabethForMA
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
Al Franken @ the MN DFL 2016 State Convention
Al Franken @ the MN DFL 2016 State Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: BTLzRs
Minnesota DFL - Dump Norm Coleman
Minnesota DFL - Dump Norm Coleman
Published: 2007/09/14
Channel: mndfl
Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus - Standing up for Minnesota
Minnesota Senate DFL Caucus - Standing up for Minnesota
Published: 2010/04/26
Channel: Minnsenate
2016 DFL Caucus
2016 DFL Caucus
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: Minnesota DFL
MN DFL Legislative Accomplishments 2013
MN DFL Legislative Accomplishments 2013
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Mayoral Candidates Make Their Case At DFL Endorsement Convention
Mayoral Candidates Make Their Case At DFL Endorsement Convention
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: WCCO - CBS Minnesota
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention endorses Attorney General Lori Swanson for reelection
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention endorses Attorney General Lori Swanson for reelection
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Gov. Mark Dayton endorsement - Ken Martin for DFL Party Chair
Gov. Mark Dayton endorsement - Ken Martin for DFL Party Chair
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: Ken Martin for DFL Chair
Minnesota DFL on the need for higher taxes
Minnesota DFL on the need for higher taxes
Published: 2008/04/10
Channel: DFLWatch
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention: Rep. Ryan Winkler thanks the Minimum Wage Coalition
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention: Rep. Ryan Winkler thanks the Minimum Wage Coalition
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) on Sunday Sales
Senator Matt Little (DFL-Lakeville) on Sunday Sales
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Minnesota Senate DFL
Live coverage of the DFL party on election night
Live coverage of the DFL party on election night
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: MPRdotOrg
Extreme Makeover: DFL Headquarters
Extreme Makeover: DFL Headquarters
Published: 2011/12/28
Channel: DemocraticVisions
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention address from Sharon Sund
2014 Minnesota DFL State Convention address from Sharon Sund
Published: 2014/06/03
Channel: Minnesota DFL
Amy Klobuchar speaks at the DFL 2008 party Minnesota
Amy Klobuchar speaks at the DFL 2008 party Minnesota
Published: 2008/11/06
Channel: Dan Betlock
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Addresses MN Democratic Party Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Michael McIntee
Rick Nolan @ MN DFL 2016 State Convention
Rick Nolan @ MN DFL 2016 State Convention
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: BTLzRs
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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
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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