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Dayton appoints House DFL staffer Jaime Tincher as legislative liaison

Tincher, who currently serves as the director of caucus and legislative services for the House DFL, has accepted a job as Dayton's deputy chief of staff for policy and legislative affairs. Tincher replaces Michele Kelm-Helgen, who was a critical figure in the passage of a bill to build a new Vikings stadium and has since been appointed chairwoman of the newly-formed stadium authority.

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DFLers join redistricting tussle

Democrats in Minnesota have been slow to rise to the redistricting fight this time around. During session, DFL caucuses in the Minnesota House and Senate passed on the chance to produce maps to counter a GOP majority proposal that pitted 26 incumbents against one another, the vast majority of them DFLers.

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Redistricting: Here we go again

With Minnesota's Census numbers expected to arrive as early as the middle of next month, state lawmakers are already laying plans to redraw Minnesota legislative districts and the state's eight congressional districts. But the partisan divide between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican majorities in the Legislature portend a round of redistricting that is likely to fall apart - just as it has done in the face of divided governments over the past four decades.

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Kelliher campaign manager will lead GOTV effort for DFL party

Jaime Tincher, who earned plaudits for steering House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher's to a near-upset victory in the DFL primary, has joined the state party's coordinated campaign. Tincher started this week as director of the DFL's get-out-the-vote operation in support of Mark Dayton and the rest of the party's ticket.

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Kelliher is counting on her campaign’s formidable organizing talent

In the days leading up to the DFL state convention in Duluth, the widespread belief was that Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak had established crucial momentum. Of course, that’s not exactly how it played out. Kelliher led on all six ballots and exited the convention center with the party’s backing. Rybak went back to Minneapolis City Hall. In the end, organization trumped charisma. Kelliher earned the party’s nod through months of meticulous planning, a well-executed convention floor plan, loyal support from her fellow House members and a final boost from organized labor.

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Duininck joins DFL campaign team

Adam Duininck, political coordinator for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49, has joined the DFL's coordinated campaign. The labor union will continue to pay Duininck's salary, but he'll be working with the party to get its slate of candidates elected in November. That principally means helping to elect House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher governor.

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