After attending his local precinct caucus and talking to people across the state about their experiences, DFL Chair Ken Martin released the following statement:
“Tonight, DFLers across the state attended their precinct caucuses because they believe in our candidates, the ideals of our Party and the ability to make a difference through our democratic process. Thousands of people came out tonight to support our candidates, voice their disgust with the divisive constitutional amendments being put forward by the Republican legislature and start organizing to ensure DFL victories this fall.
Through months of caucus trainings, phoning and door-knocking efforts and outreach to communities of new Minnesotans, we have been working hard to make sure Minnesotans know about the important opportunity they have to help build our party and make their voices heard through participating in their precinct caucus.
At my own caucus in Eagan, I saw a room full of enthusiastic DFLers who were anxious to get to work to re-elect President Obama and Senator Klobuchar, take back the majorities in our State House and State Senate and defeat the constitutional amendments we will be facing this fall.
With strong turnout and strong support for President Obama, Senator Klobuchar, and Democratic leaders up and down the ticket, we are confident that voters are ready to move our state forward with the progressive policies that will improve the future for Minnesota families, starting with victory in November.”