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Encyclopedia > Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party

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The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and Farmer-Labor Party merged to create the DFL. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in this merger. The party is affiliated with the national Democratic Party.


In 1954 Orville Freeman was elected the state's first DFL governor. Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey and Walter Mondale, who each served as United States Senator and Vice President of the United States were important members the party.


The party's headquarters are in St Paul, Minnesota.


See also

External links

  • Official website (http://www.dfl.org/)

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Minnesota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3156 words)
Minnesota is the largest state by land area in the Midwestern United States and is in the sub-region known as the Upper Midwest.
Minnesota is known for active yet quirky politics, with populism being a long-standing force among all of the political parties that call the state home.
Minnesota is the northernmost of the 48 contiguous states (Alaska reaches significantly farther north), reaching to 49° 23' 04" north latitude, due to a small piece of the state known as the Northwest Angle.
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (277 words)
The party is affiliated with the national Democratic Party.
The nickname "DFLers" is often used in Minnesota by both members and non-members of the party as an alternative to "Democrats".
Other important party members include US Senator Eugene McCarthy, who ran for the Democratic Party nomination in 1968 as the anti-Vietnam War candidate, and US Senator Paul Wellstone, known during his years in the Senate (1991-2002) as that body's chief voice of populist progressivism[1].
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