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Mark Dayton
Mark Dayton

U.S. Senator, Minnesota
In office
2001 – 2007
Preceded by Rod Grams
Succeeded by Amy Klobuchar

Born January 26, 1947 (age 60)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Political party Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Spouse Alida Rockefeller (divorced)
Religion Presbyterian

Mark Brandt Dayton (born January 26, 1947) was a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party U.S. Senator from Minnesota who served from 2001 – 2007 in the 107th, 108th, and 109th Congresses. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2400x3000, 1809 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Mark Dayton ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Rod Grams (born February 4, 1948) is an American politician. ... Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced KLOH-buh-shar) (born May 25, 1960) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant (French: Lets go!) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Alida Rockefeller Messinger (born 1948) is the fourth child of John D. Rockefeller III and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... 2001-2003 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from January 3, 2001 to December 20, 2001 The second session took place in Washington, DC from January 23, 2002 to November 22, 2002 President George W. Bush addressing a joint session of Congress, regarding the September... 108th U.S. House of Representatives being sworn in, January 7, 2003. ... The 109th United States Congress was the meeting of the United Statess federal legislature, composed of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. ...

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Personal Background

Dayton was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Gwendolen May Brandt and Bruce Bliss Dayton.[1] He graduated cum laude Yale University, 1969, where he excelled both academically and athletically, starting as goalie for Yale's varsity hockey team. He also joined Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, whose membership at the time included George W. Bush, and Wolf's Head Society. He worked as a teacher in New York City. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1982. Dayton had served as a legislative assistant to Senator Walter Mondale. He was Minnesota state auditor, 1991 – 1995 and elected to the United States Senate in 2000. He defeated Republican incumbent Rod Grams. Dayton's ex-wife, Alida Rockefeller Messinger, is the sister of fellow U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller. Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant (French: Lets go!) Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... Latin honors are Latin phrases used to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... “Yale” redirects here. ... Delta Kappa Epsilon (ΔΚΕ; also pronounced D K E or Deke) is the oldest secret college mens fraternity of New England origin. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Wolfs Head (WHS) is the third oldest secret society at Yale University. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      Senate composition following 2006 elections The United States Senate is... The Republican Party of Minnesota is the Minnesota branch of the United States Republican Party. ... Rod Grams (born February 4, 1948) is an American politician. ... Alida Rockefeller Messinger (born 1948) is the fourth child of John D. Rockefeller III and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller. ... John Davison Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937), generally known as Jay Rockefeller, has served as a Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 1985. ...


He has two sons from his previous marriage.


Mark has lived an almost worthless life. He was a failure as a husband, a terrrible senator, etc. Oh, he was good at drinking.


U.S. Senate

Dayton, an heir to the Dayton's Department Store fortune, financed his 2000 Senate campaign with $12 million of his own money, but stated he would not do the same for future campaigns. The famous Minneapolis department store known as Daytons was among the leaders in shopping and fashion in the United States for nearly a century. ...


In October 2004, Dayton closed his Washington office until the November elections, citing reports of a possible terrorist attack. Every other senator chose to keep their office open, and Dayton received national scrutiny, as well as some criticism, for his move. Dayton explained that he was not planning to be in Washington during this time, and it would be unfair of him to subject his staff and visitors to the risk. Already considered a vulnerable incumbent, by the next year his approval ratings had declined by double digits.


On February 9, 2005 he announced that he would not run for re-election, stating, "Everything I've worked for, and everything I believe in, depends upon this Senate seat remaining in the Democratic caucus in 2007. I do not believe that I am the best candidate to lead the DFL Party to victory next year." [2] Dayton's approval ratings rose significantly after deciding not to run[citation needed]. Dayton was succeeded by Amy Klobuchar, another progressive DFLer. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amy Jean Klobuchar (pronounced KLOH-buh-shar) (born May 25, 1960) is the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. ... Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ...


On September 22, 2005, the forty-fourth anniversary of the day President John F. Kennedy signed the Peace Corps into law, Dayton became the first U.S. senator to introduce legislation creating a Department of Peace. At the same time, similar legislation was introduced in the House by Congressman Dennis Kucinich and sixty co-sponsors. September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... Peace Corps volunteers usually serve for 27 months. ... Logo of U.S. Department of Peace Movement The United States Department of Peace (or DoP) is a proposed cabinet-level department of the executive branch of the U.S. government. ... Dennis John Kucinich (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party. ...


In April 2006, Dayton was selected by Time as one of "America's Five Worst Senators." The magazine dubbed him "The Blunderer" for "erratic behavior" such as his closure of his office in 2004.[2] Time (whose trademark is capitalized TIME) is a weekly American newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. ...


In September 2006, Dayton requested a review of the Rogers, MN tornado[3] to determine whether the National Weather Service had acted properly. The claims of personnel failure were later found to be unfounded in the NWS Service Assessment.[4]


Ratings

He received a 90% progressive rating from a self-described non-partisan group that provides a "searchable database of Congressional voting records from a Progressive perspective." [5] And he scored a 9% conservative rating by the conservative group, SBE Council. [6] In contrast, Minnesota's Class 2 senator, Norm Coleman received a score of 14% progressive and 73% conservative by the same groups.[5][6] Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... Norman Bertram Norm Coleman Jr. ...


Electoral history

Mark Dayton.
Mark Dayton.
  • 2000 Race for U.S. Senate
    • Mark Dayton (DFL), 49%
    • Rod Grams (R) (inc.), 43%
    • Jim Gibson (I), 6%
  • 2000 Race for U.S. Senate - Democratic Primary
    • Mark Dayton (DFL), 41%
    • Mike Ciresi (DFL), 22%
    • Jerry Janezich (DFL), 21%
    • Rebecca Yanisch (DFL), 15%
    • Others, 1%
  • 1998 Race for Governor - Democratic Primary
  • 1990 Race for state Auditor
    • Mark Dayton (DFL), 58%
    • Bob Heinrich (R), 42%
  • 1982 Race for U.S. Senate - Democratic Primary

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Footnotes

  1. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~battle/senators/dayton.htm
  2. ^ Massimo Calabresi and Perry Bacon, Jr., "Mark Dayton: The Blunderer", Time Magazine, April 24, 2006, page 32.
  3. ^ Associated Press, "Dayton Calls for Rogers tornado investigation", Star Tribune, September 19, 2006
  4. ^ NWS, [1], NWS Service Assesment of September 16, 2006 Rogers, MN Tornado
  5. ^ a b Leading with the Left. Progressive Punch. Retrieved on 2006 November 2.
  6. ^ a b Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005 (pdf). SBE Council’s Congressional Voting Scorecard 2005. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (June, 2006). Retrieved on 2006 November 2.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arne Carlson
State Auditor of Minnesota
1991 – 1995
Succeeded by
Judi Dutcher
Preceded by
Rod Grams
United States Senator (Class 1) from Minnesota
2001 – 2007
Served alongside: Paul Wellstone, Dean Barkley, Norm Coleman
Succeeded by
Amy Klobuchar

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