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Congressman Erik Paulsen – CD3
Congressman-elect Chip Cravaack – CD8
State Senator-elect John Carlson – SD4
State Senator-elect Gretchen Hoffman – SD10
State Senator Amy Koch – SD19
State Senator-elect Al DeKruif – SD25
State Senator-elect Carla Nelson – SD30
State Senator-elect Jeremy Miller – SD31
State Senator Julianne Ortman – SD34
State Senator Geoff Michel – SD41
State Senator-elect Michelle Benson – SD49
State Representative-elect Dan Fabian – HD1A
State Representative-elect Carolyn McElfatrick – HD3B
State Representative Larry Howes – HD4B
State Representative-elect Roger Crawford – HD8B
State Representative Torrey Westrom – HD11A
State Representative-elect Mary Franson – HD11B
State Representative-elect Mike LeMieur – HD12B
State Representative Steve Gottwalt – HD15A
State Representative-elect Sondra Erickson – HD16A
State Representative Mary Kiffmeyer – HD16B
State Representative-elect Kurt Daudt – HD17A
State Representative-elect Bob Barrett – HD17B
State Representative-elect Chris Swedzinski – HD21A
State Representative Bob Gunther – HD24A
State Representative Tony Cornish – HD24B
State Representative-elect Glenn Gruenhagen – HD25A
State Representative-elect Kelby Woodard – HD25B
State Representative-elect Mike Benson – HD30B
State Representative Greg Davids – HD31B
State Representative Joyce Peppin – HD32A
State Representative Connie Doepke – HD33B
State Representative Pat Garofalo – HD36B
State Representative Tara Mack – HD37A
State Representative-Elect Kurt Bills – HD37B
State Representative-elect Pam Myhra – HD40A
State Representative Keith Downey – HD41A
State Representative-elect Pat Mazorol – HD41B
State Representative Jenifer Loon – HD42B
State Representative Sarah Anderson – HD43A
State Representative Peggy Scott – HD49A
State Representative-elect Branden Petersen – HD49B
State Representative Tim Sanders – HD51A
State Representative Bob Dettmer – HD52A
State Representative Matt Dean – HD52B
State Representative-elect Linda Runbeck – HD53A
State Representative-elect John Kriesel – HD57A
Judge Larry Clark – 1st District Court 8
School Board Member-elect Teresa Lunt – ISD279
School Board Member-elect Jim Burgett – ISD279
School Board Member elect Jane Bunting – ISD728
County Commissioner Robyn West – Anoka District 3
County Commissioner-elect Deb Roschen – Wabasha District 2
County Commissioner-elect Autumn Lehrke – Washington District 4
Three Rivers Park Commissioner-elect Joan Peters – Hennepin District 3
Three Rivers Park Commissioner-elect John Gibbs – Hennepin District 5
City Council Member-elect Michael Alexander – Goodview
City Council Member-elect Michelle Alexander – Winona
City Council Member Tim Bildsoe – Plymouth
City Council Member-elect Christopher Burns – Woodbury
City Council Member-elect Derrick Lehrke – Cottage Grove
Town Supervisor-elect Mark Eiden – Hassan Seat E
Town Supervisor-elect Dan Hunt – Hassan Seat D

Tea Party activism: MIA in MN

by Briana Bierschbach
Pub: Saint Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report
Issued: September 22,2010

Despite striking primary upsets in some states, movement shows little traction here

On a Saturday afternoon in July, a dozen or so locals sat under a gazebo in Central Park in downtown North Branch. “Wanted: Karl Marx” posters were stapled to the gazebo, and a welcome sign and a waving Don’t Tread on Me flag greeted members of the Old North Church Tea Party to what was billed as a candidate forum.

Participants sat on picnic benches that were drawn into a circle to face Ted Lazane, the event’s organizer. Lazane explained that the purpose of the gathering was to allow candidates running for public office in the area a chance to talk to Tea Party members.

But before the candidates could speak, one person in the crowd stood up and gave a five-minute speech about the federal government’s decimation of the Constitution. After he was finished, several others wanted to speak too, and were upset when Lazane said no. He wanted to get to the candidate discussion. Then another person stood up and protested to the candidates speaking, saying the Tea Party was not supposed to endorse political candidates.

In the end, several Republican candidates running for the Legislature spoke for a few minutes and were promptly cut off when their time was up. Most agreed the forum was slapped together and poorly organized. Nothing much was accomplished. .

The gathering offered a pointed contrast to the thousands of Tea Party members who rallied on the St. Paul Capitol lawn on tax day and at the Minneapolis Convention center for the Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin rally in April. During session, Tea Partiers showed up in droves to events to talk about the Constitution, their fiscal conservative values and their inevitable impact on the November elections. The Tea Party Express even parked its bus on the St. Paul Capitol’s front steps to announce the creation of a National Tea Party Federation. Nationally, the group is proving its power with major upsets in several state primary elections.

But insurgency rumblings have quieted in Minnesota. Two of the more visible Tea Party candidates running in state GOP primaries – Rudy Takala in Pine County and Kerry Stoick in Dodge County – went down to the party’s establishment candidates, and the media blitz has all but disappeared.

“Their influence has waned throughout the summer,” said Darin Broton, a DFL political analyst. “They are not as vocal and as loud as they were during the session. They’re not going to have much of an influence at all on elections if they stay this quiet in the next seven weeks. If they are on the ground, you’re not feeling it.”

A longtime Republican operative has the same feeling. “They are not organized and they have no clear leader. There is no cohesive structure for them statewide,” the source said. “I just don’t see them making a big difference.”

Realistic expectations

The face behind the Tea Party’s springtime gusto was Toni Backdahl, coordinator for the Minnesota Tea Party Patriots. She organized the tax day rally and coordinated events across the state. But she resigned from the position this summer, saying she feared the Republican Party was infiltrating Tea Party ranks.

A new group formed in its wake at the end of August. The Minnesota North Star Tea Party Patriots aims to be the umbrella organization that unites dozens of fragmented groups around the state and coordinates their efforts when possible, spokesman Walter Hudson said. The coalition is affiliated with the national Tea Party Patriots organization.

The new group has raised the Tea Party’s profile slightly in recent weeks. Organizers are promoting Tea Party events in Rochester and Forest Lake, and recently held a potluck in Maple Grove that brought out legislative candidates, Hudson said. But Hudson admits that the election is closing in and the new group is still in the “gathering the chicks under the wing phase.”

“There’s definitely been a conversation in our group on how realistic it is to expect to have a substantial effect on this year’s election,” Hudson said. “I don’t think it’s the end-all, be-all for us to talk about elections. They are important and we are putting what effort we can within our sphere of influence, but it serves no one any good to try and exaggerate that sphere and our expectations.”

Hudson said the group is trying to narrow its efforts by focusing on important issues that get lost in the political fray. That includes election reform and judicial candidates. The group has locked down a forum at the end of September that will gather 24 candidates running for a judge slot in the 10th judicial district.

Gregg Peppin, a longtime GOP activist now working for P2B Strategies, said he sees Tea Party members playing a modest – albeit still important – role in certain legislative races. Peppin said it’s possible that Tea Party momentum could help to tip the scales in several legislative districts where past races have been decided by less than 100 votes.

There are few explicit Tea Party candidates running for the Legislature after Takala and Stoick went down in the primary. Several GOP election operatives say there are no so-called Tea Party candidates left, although Senate District 10 Republican candidate Gretchen Hoffman and GOP House District 11B candidate Mary Franson have been known to attend the group’s events.

In the three-way gubernatorial race, Broton said the Tea Party has already played a role in the nomination of Republican state Rep. Tom Emmer at the state convention. With Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin’s last-minute endorsement of his candidacy and a new energized party base latching onto Emmer’s fiery stump presence, he was propelled to victory in only two ballots over the GOP’s establishment favorite, state Rep. Marty Seifert.

The group’s visibility in the state’s gubernatorial race has waned, however. Toni Backdahl said the Emmer team has tried to take over and capitalize on the state’s Tea Party movement, but has been unsuccessful because of the group’s fragmented nature.

“Team Emmer has been really aggressive from the start and they were throwing barrels and nails on my path to start this grassroots movement,” she said. “They were undermining me every step of the way.”

“Tea parties are a mixed bag group of people who have flocked to Tom on the fiscal-related issues,” said Emmer campaign spokesman Carl Kuhl. “The main issues people have are about the federal debt, and that really resonates with Tom’s message that government needs to live within its means.” Kuhl said Emmer isn’t attending Tea Party rallies and the campaign isn’t specifically reaching out to Tea Party groups.

A leave-me-alone movement

It’s also hard to build a cohesive movement around the movement’s abiding individualism and distrust of institutions. Many Tea Party groups refuse to endorse political candidates or participate in talk of electoral politics for fear of tying themselves to anything connected to the “overbearing” government.

Writer Mark Lilla claims the Tea Party phenomenon is something new in the annals of American populist movements. In a New York Review of Books piece titled “The Tea Party Jacobins,” he wrote:

“Historically, populist movements use the rhetoric of class solidarity to seize political power so that ‘the people’ can exercise it for their common benefit. American populist rhetoric does something altogether different today. It fires up emotions by appealing to individual opinion, individual autonomy, and individual choice, all in the service of neutralizing, not using, political power. It gives voice to those who feel they are being bullied, but this voice has only one, Garbo-like thing to say: I want to be left alone.”

Tea Party activists, many of them political newcomers, want the government out of their health care, out of their businesses and out of their personal lives. (In some cases, they even want the government to stay out of government: CD8 congressional candidate George Burton, an independent with Tea Party sympathies, is proposing cuts in the time lawmakers actually spend inside Capitol walls.)

Generally, “Tea Party” opinions vary from state to state and group to group on issues like gay marriage and immigration.

“The Tea Party is trying to transition from being a social protest group into a political force, and that’s always difficult,” noted David Schultz, political pundit and professor at Hamline University. “What makes it especially difficult for them is, on some levels, they may be defined more by what they are against than are what they are for.”

Ian Marsh, who is working on House GOP caucus elections, sees this “hands-off” theme as something the GOP in Minnesota can tap into. Marsh says Republican’s message of smaller government, lower taxes, and less federal spending aligns most closely with the messages of the Tea Party.

The lesser of two evils

While candidates were speaking at the North Branch forum, several Tea Party devotees hovered nearby, grumbling about how Democrats have labeled the group as Republican, and how Republicans just assume they will have Tea Party support in November.

“We are sick and tired of the parties of the good old boys,” said North Branch resident Mark Koran. “It’s just a selection of the lesser of two evils. They should just put ‘none of the above’ on the ballot.”

Their ideal candidate is what Koran and others called a “constitutional conservative,” or someone who follows in lock step with their view of the country’s founding documents. Tea Party purists have described themselves as dejected dropouts from across the political spectrum: recovering Republicans, disenchanted Democrats, libertarians, or those who have been “politically uninterested” – as one North Branch resident put it – until now.

But in Minnesota, all candidates associated with the Tea Party have either sought the GOP’s endorsement or mounted runs in Republican primaries. Some observers think Tea Partiers are just more-active-than-usual Republicans, spurred to action by widespread dissatisfaction with the stimulus package, the federal health care bill and the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama.

Peppin argues that the Republican Party and the Tea Party have a cooperative “synergy” in Minnesota that you don’t find in other states across the country. Tea Party favorites Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Carl Paladino in New York recently took down Republican establishment candidates in primary elections. Many see the group nationally as bucking the traditional Grand Old Party. That’s not the case in Minnesota, Peppin said, partly because of the state GOP’s open caucus system.

Broton believes that the Tea Party is just a particularly active portion of the Republican Party base in Minnesota. “They are people who typically vote Republican, but the Tea Party movement has organized a fringe part of their base to show up this year,” he said. “It’s really always been about Republican politics.”

Takala, who started a Tea Party-friendly political action committee called Simply Right after losing the Aug. 10 primary, said the Tea Party movement hasn’t been as widespread in Minnesota because the state is more liberal than others and there isn’t a national race to spark interest. Takala sees the national spirit of the Tea Party coming to Minnesota by 2012, when high-profile Senate and presidential races will be on the ballot. This year in Minnesota, he sees the Tea Party slightly boosting the vote total for Republicans.

“I think that these types of movements are great for increasing the conservative vote at least a bit in Minnesota,” he said. “That’s all you can really hope for in a year like this.”

Analysts tussle over election outlook at PIM-sponsored election preview

by Charley Shaw
Politics In Minnesota
Published: August 13,2010

Hours after Tuesday’s DFL primary, the Minnesota GOP launched a TV ad attack calling DFLer Mark Dayton “erratic” and wondering out loud what frequency he was on.

The GOP’s speedy strike is a harbinger of mudslinging to come – or so said the bipartisan panel of political experts assembled by Politics in Minnesota/Capitol Report for a Wednesday afternoon gathering at downtown St. Paul’s University Club.

“I think the race is going to go negative early. It’s going to stay negative for a while, and then I think it will tone down near the end and spike back up again,” said retiring state Rep. Laura Brod, R-New Prague.

Brod was joined on the panel by fellow Republican Gregg Peppin and DFLers Darin Broton and David Lillehaug.

The panelists said they expect well-heeled independent groups to take advantage of post-Citizens United campaign spending rules to pour more money into the gubernatorial race than campaigns and state political parties will be able to match. These third-party spenders, said Broton, are poised to shape the governor’s race.

“I think it will be negative depending on the level of special interest money that flows into this,” he told the audience. “I think that will set the tone for this cycle.”

While political pros are busy right now reading tea leaves, they are upset about how polls and historical voter turnout data contradicted Tuesday evening’s primary results.

Lillehaug said turnout on Tuesday was larger than anticipated and the polls predicted a wider lead for Dayton over DFL-endorsed candidate Margaret Anderson Kelliher than actually materialized.

Everyone misjudged turnout

“News organizations need to make more money so they can spend it on better polls,” joked Lillehaug, a Kelliher supporter who had initially backed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak in the DFL endorsement race.

Lillehaug noted that in the 1998 contested DFL primary for governor, 415,000 Democrats turned out. In the 2000 DFL primary battle that Dayton won, 433,000 Democrats turned out. Though expectations for this year’s primary voter turnout were low because of the date change from September to August, 440,000 DFLers cast ballots.

“Everyone was saying we were going to have a substantial drop-off from that. Au contraire,” Lillehaug said.

Regarding Kelliher’s 7,000-vote loss to Dayton, Democrat Broton said one lesson is that the Iron Range still matters. “I think over the last few cycles we’ve seen the percentage of [Iron Range] DFL voters in the primary keep shrinking and shrinking while the percentage in the metro picks up,” he said.

“[On Tuesday] we saw the reverse happen. The DFL primary voters on the Range showed up in massive numbers. They were still high in the Twin Cities but nowhere could they have countered the massive turnout on the Range,” Broton said.

During the audience question segment, attendees wanted to know why the DFL-endorsed candidate and current speaker of the state House lost to Dayton, whose political career had been dormant since he left the U.S. Senate after one undistinguished term.

The answer, according to Lillehaug, was that Kelliher didn’t do enough to challenge Dayton’s simple but effective message.

After the April DFL Convention in Duluth, said the former Clinton-era U.S. attorney, Kelliher “essentially sat on her hands for about two months from a message-development standpoint. Finally there was the minimum wage issue with Representative Emmer that got them going. Even then, it was a week or so before she got the hotel servers up next to her and really took after him on the minimum wage.”

On the point of Kelliher’s lack of message, the Republicans on the panel agreed.

“I think she is regretting, or should be regretting, the fact that she did not define the differences between her and Dayton very early and very continuously and very strongly,” Brod said.

And what about Entenza’s influence on the outcome?

Peppin noted that Entenza did well in southwestern Minnesota counties like Nobles and in blue-collar Twin Cities areas like Minneapolis Wards 4 and 5. Peppin said Kelliher could have possibly wrested nearly 7,000 votes from Entenza if she had done more to contrast herself to him.

“Margaret can plausibly make the case that Entenza cost her the election,” Peppin said.

The Horner factor

With Entenza gone from the picture, the spoiler question shifts to Independence Party nominee Tom Horner.

Horner lines up politically closer to Entenza and Kelliher than to Dayton, Peppin said, and as a result Dayton could lose highly educated, affluent Democratic voters to Horner.

“I believe there are more egg-head, limousine liberals who will go from Dayton to Horner, than there are moderate Republicans that will from Emmer to Horner,” Peppin added.

Independence Party candidates, such as Tim Penny in 2002 and Peter Hutchinson in 2006, have been regarded as spoilers for Democrats. Lillehaug said that Horner hasn’t done enough yet to define his position in the race.

“I don’t really understand the rationale for the candidacy except he’s not left or right. I don’t think he’s going to get much more than any other Independence Party candidate, certainly not as much as Tim Penny,” Lillehaug said.

Legislative races

The panelists also weighed in on the races for Minnesota House and Senate.

Peppin and Brod expressed high hopes for Republicans in the state Senate, who are seeking to win back a chamber they have not controlled in the past 40 years. They’re expecting strong challenges, for example, from former Sen. Sean Nienow’s campaign against Sen. Rick Olseen, DFL-Harris, and from newspaper publisher Ted Lillie’s run against Sen. Kathy Saltzman, DFL-Woodbury.

“[Senate Republicans have] kind of languished over time and have become the perpetual minority,” Brod said. “I’ve seen some excitement in the Senate where they’re not OK with being the perpetual minority anymore.”

Broton conceded that Red Wing Mayor John Howe, a Republican who is running for the District 28 seat being vacated Sen. Steve Murphy of Red Wing, and Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, who is running to replace DFL Sen. Jim Vickerman of Tracy in SD 22, will probably win. But Broton said the Senate GOP’s campaign is underfunded.

“The Senate is probably a better opportunity for Republicans than the House. The problem that the Senate Republican Caucus has is they’re broke,” he noted.

The House will experience a “correction” that will cut down the size of its 87-47 DFL majority by a net 10 seats, Broton added. But he went on to say many young House DFL incumbents have gone through two election cycles in the majority that has afforded them time “to build deep roots in their community.”

From a GOP standpoint, Brod characterized the results of the legislative primaries as “ho hum.”

“I don’t know if there’s a story to be told,” she offered, “other than being endorsed matters on the Republican side of the aisle.”

Lillehaug delivered one of the best zingers of the afternoon when he noted that Sen. Satveer Chaudhary, DFL-Fridley, lost after a controversy over fishing restrictions and Sen. Paul Koering, R-Fort Ripley, lost an intra-party battle in which he drew fire for being openly gay.

“Before the primary season a few months ago, if you would have said there’s one incumbent who would have gone down because of a gay porn star and there’s going to be another incumbent who goes down because of a walleye scandal, [could you] choose which party is which?” Lillehaug said.

http://politicsinminnesota.com/blog/2010/08/analysts-tussled-over-election-outlook-at-a-politics-in-minnesota-panel/

Caucus election teams scrambling for an edge

by Briana Bierschbach
Published: August 18th, 2010

Dems play defense, Republicans offense in season of expected midterm backlash

For as long as Republican state Sen. Amy Koch has been alive, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has held control of the state Senate. The 39-year-old Republican senator from Buffalo – who is heading into her first cycle running elections for the Senate GOP caucus – thinks the tide may finally turn this year.

“I think that the majority is within reach,” Koch said by phone from Delano, where she was in the middle of a lit-drop for GOP candidate Joe McDonald. “I think there is going to be a pretty big shift, if not the biggest shift ever.”

Longtime GOP activist Gregg Peppin of P2B Strategies said the veto-proof 46-21 DFL Senate majority is primed for a flip, and that Koch’s efforts are one big reason.

“She is a recruiter, a cheerleader, a motivator and even leader when she needs to be with these candidates,” he said. “She is absolutely tireless in these efforts.”

Koch isn’t the only one who’s hitting election efforts with fervor. The Senate DFL caucus and both parties’ House caucuses have put their point people to work, recruiting candidates and selling them to as many voters as possible in the months remaining before the general election.

Taking the Senate

Koch is teamed up with political consultant Ben Golnik of Golnik Strategies to handle Senate GOP elections this year. Golnik only recently joined the Senate election team after caucus chief of staff Cullen Sheehan left to become campaign manager for party nominee Tom Emmer’s gubernatorial bid.

Golnik said he is excited to be working with the caucus in a year where Republicans are likely to grab seats “up and down the ticket.” Golnik served as executive director of the Republican Party of Minnesota from 2005 until 2007, and worked on John McCain’s 2008 presidential bid. He started his own firm in 2007, and has since worked on House GOP elections and the failed gubernatorial campaign of former House Minority Leader Rep. Marty Seifert.

Koch and Golnik have a tough DFL match-up in Mike Kennedy and Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller of Minneapolis. Kennedy has been with the Senate DFL caucus for more than a decade, working full-time to raise money and elect Democrats to the body.

Since senators usually face elections every four years (they serve two-year terms once a decade due to redistricting), Kennedy spends his time between cycles raising money for DFL candidates. When election season ramps up, he adds recruiting candidates, managing campaigns and targeting voters to the list.

Pogemiller has been aggressively hitting the campaign trail as well, getting out personally to many districts to knock on doors and making calls on behalf of incumbent senators, Senate DFL spokesman Gary Hill said.

Many Republican analysts see higher hopes of capturing a majority in the Senate than in the House. But Kennedy said he is confident the Senate DFL will retain a majority after November, despite dissatisfaction with the Obama White House and Democrats in Congress.

“There is no question that Democrats are running uphill this year, but the hill got a little less steep in the last few weeks,” Kennedy said. “I’m not convinced that the Tea Party and voter anger are going to be a huge factor. That’s certainly not what our local candidates are finding at the doors.”

Wind at their backs

In 2008, state Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, watched his then 24-year-old legislative assistant, Tara Mack, challenge DFL incumbent Shelley Madore in House District 37A. Dean said he saw Mack all the way through the process, from her initial urge to jump into the race to her ultimate 1,000-vote victory.

Now, he is overseeing elections on a much larger scale, taking on his first cycle as the leader of House GOP caucus election efforts. He is assisted by Ian Marsh, the part-time political director for the House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) who helps raise funds and manage campaigns.

Retaking the House for Republicans is no small endeavor. DFLers currently hold an 87-47 majority in the chamber. But the House has proven to be a tumultuous body. It was only four years ago that Republicans lost the speaker’s gavel. Dean thinks Republicans will have more than 60 members after the general election, and possibly as many as 78. (They would need 68 total seats to assume majority status.)

“Since 2004, the wind has been in our face. Now the wind is definitely at our backs, and it’s a welcome change,” Dean said. “We don’t know exactly how many seats we will pick up, but we have our candidates keep their heads down and work as hard as they can, no matter what.”

Dean says that with the help of Minority Leader Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, this year’s candidate-recruitment process was a major success. The caucus managed to win over top-tier candidates that it has courted for a long time, he said. While Dean declined to specifically name those candidates, he said they include mayors, council members, county commissioners and influential members of the business community.

House Majority Leader Tony Sertich of Chisholm is running the House DFL’s election team. Handling day-to-day operations for the caucus is Sean Rahn, who took a leave from his position as legislative director for departing House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher to work full-time on campaigns.

Sertich, like the Senate DFLers, expresses confidence that the DFL will stay in power after November. Their caucus campaign model is the same one Kelliher crafted as House Speaker. That means heavy door-knocking, a strong field game and talking about “bread and butter issues,” Sertich said.

Sertich said the wide-open governor’s race, coupled with the absence of presidential or U.S. Senate contests, will make the state’s 2010 elections hyper-local, an advantage for House DFLers.

“I don’t think our election in Minnesota is going to be nationalized,” Sertich said. “It’s really going to be focused on state issues, and whether you’re talking about education, health care, jobs or the economy, that’s where our members really excel.”

http://finance-commerce.com/2010/08/caucus-election-teams-scrambling-for-an-edge/

You’re invited! Election Preview & Post Primary Party

Join us for conversation, cocktails and canapes

as we recap the results of Minnesota’s first-ever August primary and look ahead to the general election. Our slate of political experts will weigh in on the state’s key races – from legislative and gubernatorial contests to U.S. House.

Managing Editor Steve Perry will moderate a discussion with key political panelists:

  • David Lillehaug – Fredrikson & Byron
  • Darin Broton – Tunheim Partners
  • Gregg Peppin – P2B Strategies
  • Representative Laura Brod – MN House of Representatives

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010:
The University Club St. Paul – Downtown Clubhouse
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3:30 pm Registration – 2nd Floor
4:00 pm -5:00 pm – Panel Discussion – Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
5:00 pm -6:00 pm – Social Hour- heavy hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

Cost:
$35 – Pre-register by Friday, August 6, 2010
$50 – at the door

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For additional event information contact:  Courtney Freng 612-584-1574