The police killing of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, has rekindled a simmering debate over how to deal with police violence in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
President Obama rallied Wisconsin workers with his speech at Milwaukee’s annual Laborfest this Labor Day. His intention was to make an economic argument that Democrats present the best option for working and middle-class families. It’s an argument that he hopes will help Democrats in this November’s congressional elections. Every member of the House, one-third of the Senate and 36 governors will be elected this year.
He pointed to a rebounding economy and campaigned for a national minimum wage increase — something that Republicans have prevented in Congress.
“I want an economy where your hard work pays off — with higher wages, and higher incomes, and fair pay for women, and workplace flexibility for parents, and affordable health insurance, and decent retirement benefits,” Obama said. “I’m not asking for the moon. I just want a good deal for American workers.”
Beyond the six debates Mark Dayton has proposed, Jeff Johnson's campaign would like two more gubernatorial debates.
Republicans aren't the only major party with strife over who can appear at its Minnesota State Fair booth. As Republican-endorsed Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald and her party battle over whether she can campaign at the GOP state fair booth, a few blocks away the Independence Party is facing a similar issue.