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The DFL Debrief: A Minnesota Politics Podcast

Author: The Minnesota DFL Party

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The DFL Debrief covers important political news out of Minnesota and offers behind-the-scenes insight and analysis of state and national politics, hosted by the staff of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
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Minnesota State Auditor Julie Blaha joined the podcast to discuss the important work she does in the Auditor's office, the American Rescue Plan, gopher feet, and so much more!If you like the show, be sure to tell your friends and rate and review on Apple Podcasts! You can submit any feedback to podcast@dfl.org.
This week, the DFL crew dug into the data on what actually happened in the 2020 elections and what those results tell us about the DFL path to victory in 2022 with TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier.If you like the show, be sure to tell your friends and rate and review on Apple Podcasts! You can submit any feedback or t-shirt ideas you have to podcast@dfl.org.
On this week's episode of the DFL Debrief Podcast, we sat down with DFL House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler to discuss all things budget! DFLers managed to secure some big wins in this year's budget despite intense opposition from Minnesota Republicans.For more on the Minnesota budget, head to dfl.org/budgetIf you like the show, be sure to tell your friends and rate and review on Apple Podcasts! You can submit any feedback or t-shirt ideas you have to podcast@dfl.org.
DNC Senior Advisor Brad Woodhouse joins the podcast to talk about the incredible progress that has been made in combatting COVID-19 and getting life back to normal - all thanks to President Biden and the Democrats. The crew also discusses how to get that message out to your community and why that's so important.If you like the show, be sure to tell your friends and rate and review on Apple Podcasts! You can submit any feedback you have to podcast@dfl.org.
Dr. Scott Jensen is a Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota and a total quack. The crew discusses Jensen's candidacy, the efforts by Republicans in St. Paul to delay passage of a budget bill, and the future of voting rights legislation in Washington D.C.If you like the show, be sure to tell your friends and rate and review on Apple Podcasts! You can submit trivia answers or any feedback you have to podcast@dfl.org.Articles referenced this week:https://www.startribune.com/as-minnesota-senator-cast-doubt-on-covid-19-death-tolls-conspiracy-theorists-pounced-online/569785662/https://www.bettergov.org/news/politifacts-2020-lie-of-the-year/https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/09/us/politics/coronavirus-death-toll-presidential-campaign.htmlhttps://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/17/fact-check-covid-19-death-toll-likely-undercounted-not-overcounted/2973481001/
On this week's episode of the DFL Debrief Podcast, we sat down with former State Senator Jeff Hayden to discuss the legacy of slavery and Juneteenth, the deep racial disparities in Minnesota, and how the two are interconnected.If you've got any comments, suggestions, or feedback, please write in to podcast@dfl.org.
Minnesota Republicans continue to attack LGBTQ rights, Democrats in the Senate are divided on the filibuster, and we're still missing key information about the 1/6 insurrection. We cover all that and more on this week's episode of the DFL Debrief!If you've got any comments, suggestions, or feedback, please write in to podcast@dfl.org.Our theme song, The Other Side, was generously provided for us to use by Minnesota musician Brian Highhill, who goes by the stage name Lumpy. Listen to more of his great music at http://bryanhighhill.com.
Minnesota Republicans are pushing for voter ID, Dr. Scott Jensen doesn't want kids vaccinated, and the national battle for voting rights - we cover all that and more on this week's episode of the DFL Debrief alongside special guest State Representative Emma Greenman.Articles discussed on this week's episode:- https://www.twincities.com/2021/05/27/mn-republican-governor-candidate-scott-jensen-goes-to-court-to-stop-youth-covid-vaccinations/- https://www.pinejournal.com/news/government-and-politics/7011658-Voter-ID-requirement-passes-Minnesota-Senate-faces-hurdle-in-the-House- https://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2021/05/28/your-turn-voter-id-solution-search-problem-built-lies-ken-martin-dfl-chairman/7454972002/The DFL Debrief is a podcast put on by the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. It is prepared and paid for by the Minnesota DFL Party, Ken Martin, Chairman. https://dfl.orgYou can contract the podcast at podcast@dfl.org.Our theme song, The Other Side, was generously provided for us to use by Minnesota musician Brian Highhill, who goes by the stage name Lumpy. Listen to more of his great music at http://bryanhighhill.com.
Minnesota Republicans have been caught recruiting 3rd party candidates to siphon votes from DFLers and what that means for future elections.  They also discuss how Minnesota Republicans voted on a commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection and Congressman Jim Hagedorn's newfound support for President Biden's American Rescue Plan. And Representative Carlos Mariani joins the pod to talk about how listeners can take action to help pass criminal justice reform.  Articles discussed in the podcast: - https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-news/all-4-mn-republicans-vote-against-bipartisan-commission-into-jan-6-insurrection - https://www.postbulletin.com/news/government-and-politics/7031836-He-voted-no-to-projects-and-programs.-Should-Congressman-Jim-Hagedorn-be-allowed-to-take-credit-for-them - https://www.fox9.com/news/grassroots-or-astroturf-congressional-candidate-says-he-was-tricked-into-running-by-rnc-strategist - https://minnesotareformer.com/2020/06/15/some-legalize-cannabis-candidates-are-giving-off-a-very-maga-vibe/ - https://minnesotareformer.com/2020/11/25/emergence-of-mort-draws-scrutiny-of-race-where-pot-candidate-pulled-votes/ - https://www.startribune.com/gop-recruited-pot-party-candidate-to-pull-votes-from-dfler-he-said/572888651  The DFL Debrief is a podcast put on by the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. It is prepared and paid for by the Minnesota DFL Party, Ken Martin, Chairman. https://dfl.orgOur theme song, The Other Side, was generously provided for us to use by Minnesota musician Brian Highhill, who goes by the stage name Lumpy. Listen to more of his great music at http://bryanhighhill.com.
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