Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the U.S. state of Minnesota. It was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and the Farmer–Labor Party merged. Hubert Humphrey was a major part in this merger. The party is affiliated with the national Democratic Party. Both members of the party and non-members in Minnesota often use "DFLer" instead of "Democrat".
Candidates endorsed in 2010[change | change source]
Challengers[change | change source]
- Margaret Anderson Kelliher for Minnesota Governor
- Dan Powers for US Representative (2nd District)
- Jim Meffert for US Representative (3rd District)
- Tarryl Clark for US Representative (6th District)
Incumbents[change | change source]
- Mark Ritchie for Minnesota Secretary of State
- Rebecca Otto for Minnesota State Auditor
- Lori Swanson for Minnesota Attorney General
- Tim Walz for US Representative (1st District)
- Betty McCollum for US Representative (4th District)
- Keith Ellison for US Representative (5th District)
- Collin Peterson for US Representative (7th District)
- Jim Oberstar for US Representative (8th District)
Current elected officials[change | change source]
Constitutional officers[change | change source]
State legislative leaders[change | change source]
- President of the Senate James Metzen
- Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives Margaret Anderson Kelliher
- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller
- Minnesota Senate Asst. Majority Leader Tarryl Clark
- Minnesota House of Representatives Majority Leader Tony Sertich
Members of Congress[change | change source]
- Senator Amy Klobuchar
- Senator Al Franken
- U.S. Representative (1st District) – Tim Walz
- U.S. Representative (4th District) – Betty McCollum
- U.S. Representative (5th District) – Keith Ellison
- U.S. Representative (7th District) – Collin Peterson
- U.S. Representative (8th District) – Jim Oberstar
Current leadership[change | change source]
- Chair – Brian Melendez
- Associate Chair – Donna Cassutt
- Treasurer – Lori Sellner
- Secretary – Sue Rego
- Affirmative Action Officer – Frank Brown
Other pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Farmer Labor Party". Spartacus. Retrieved 2007-08-31.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official Minnesota DFL Party website
- Official Dodge County DFL Party website
- Minneapolis City DFL Party website
Further reading[change | change source]
- 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 34 (Spring 1955).