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Today’s UpTake: All Recount Eyes on Hennepin

Tom Emmer’s team increased their challenging of ballots in Hennepin County yesterday, so much that Plymouth, Minn. clerk Sandy Engdahl got into a heated argument with Emmer attorney Tony Trimble over whether the trailing team had a quota of challenges to file per precinct. And now GOP chair Tony Sutton has fueled rumors that the Republicans will file a post-recount lawsuit.

Dayton, Klobuchar Address AFL-CIO

Yesterday, Minnesota Democratic-Farm-Labor gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton fired up the AFL-CIO convention during his rousing speech to the labor base at the Sheraton hotel in Bloomington, Minn. Earlier in the day, Senator Amy Klobuchar implored the union workers to elect Dayton this November.

Kelliher:No Concession Until All Votes Counted

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“It’s been a long night” said Candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher around 12:30 AM, “..and it’s going to be a little bit longer night”. For most of the night, Kelliher led in the DFL Gubernatorial Primary. But as the night turned into day and the votes came in from St. Louis County in Minnesota’s Iron Range, Mark Dayton pulled ahead of Kelliher. Dayton spent the last day before the primary campaigning in that area.

Kelliher Supporters Joined By Sen.Franken, Mayor Coleman In Rally Before The DFL Debate

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Supporters of Margaret Anderson Kelliher, including Senator Al Franken, Congressman Keith Ellison and Minneapolis Mayor Chris Coleman rally outside the Fitzgerald theater before the MPR DFL Debate.  Franken said Senator Amy Klobuchar was unable to be here for the rally because her mother died. Kelliher, Franken and former Vice President Walter Mondale will be flying around the state today in a flurry of final campaigning before tomorrow’s primary. Kelliher’s opponent Mark Dayton is spending the day focusing on the the Iron Range region in northeastern Minnesota , Duluth and the Twin Cities.  The Iron Range, Duluth and the Twin Cities are generally where most of the votes in the DFL primary come from. Details on the candidates campaign schedule when you continue reading. Margaret Anderson Kelliher and John Gunyou’s campaign schedule for Monday August 9, 2010
8:20am
Kelliher, Mondale, Franken, Saxhaug, and Persell in Grand Rapids
Itasca County DFL
809 NE 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

9:30am
Gunyou, Growe, Cassutt, Wellstone, Doty, and Kulick Jackson in Saint Cloud
St.

Protecting MN Borders From Asian Carp

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United States Senator Amy Klobuchar and Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announce efforts to fight the invasion of Asian Carp into Lake Superior and the Upper Mississippi River. Video from Minnesota Senate Media Services