Press Releases from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

As Failed Candidate Tyler Kistner Prepares to Launch His Second Misguided Campaign, Here Are the 5 Questions He Must Answer


This evening, failed candidate Tyler Kistner will announce he’s running for Congress again, only months after voters in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional district rejected his far-right agenda.

While Kistner will likely try to whitewash his disastrous record of standing in lockstep with his party on everything from gutting the law that protects health care coverage for 307,800 people in MN-02 with pre-existing conditions to his support for lining the pockets of the wealthiest 1% — the facts show he’d be a threat to working families.

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DFL Party Hires Coordinated Campaign Director


Today, the Minnesota DFL Party is pleased to announce the hiring of Alyse Maye Quade to serve as the party’s Coordinated Campaign Director for the 2022 election cycle. Maye Quade has been with the DFL Party in a variety of roles since 2017 and brings a wealth of experience to her new position.

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DFL Party Hires New Executive Director


The Minnesota DFL Party is pleased to announce the hiring of Heidi Kraus Kaplan to serve as the party’s new Executive Director. Kraus Kaplan has over two decades worth of political and campaign experience, including working for U.S. Senator Mark Dayton, Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller, as well as working on five different presidential campaigns through the years.

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DFL Hits Rep. Mortensen With Campaign Finance Complaint


ST PAUL – Today, the Minnesota DFL Party filed a complaint against Representative Erik Mortensen and the North Star Liberty Alliance with the Campaign Finance Board related to NSLA’s failure to register with the Board and Rep. Mortenson’s illegal exercise of control over the political committee.

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