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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. 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 a US senator and as US vice president, were important members the party.

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] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Democratic-Farmer-Labor_Party#CNN).

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

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References

[http://archives.cnn.com/2002/ALLPOLITICS/10/25/elec02.mn.s.wellstone.obit/ Wellstone Made Mark as a Liberal Champion, Sean Loughlin, CNN Washington Bureau, 25 October ].

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Further reading

  • Delton, Jennifer A. Making Minnesota Liberal: Civil Rights and the Transformation of the Democratic Party. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
  • Haynes, John Earl. Farm Coops and the Election of Hubert Humphrey to the Senate. Agricultural History 57, no. 2 (Fall 1983).
  • Haynes, John Earl. Dubious Alliance: The Making of Minnesota’s DFL Party. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.
  • Henrickson, Gary P. Minnesota in the "McCarthy’ Period": 1946-1954. Ph.D. diss. University of Minnesota, 1981.
  • Lebedoff, David. The 21st Ballot: A Political Party Struggle in Minnesota. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1969.
  • Lebedoff, David. Ward Number Six. New York: Scribner, 1972. Discusses the entry of radicals into the DFL party in 1968.
  • Mitau, G. Theodore. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Schism of 1948. Minnesota History 34 (Spring 1955).
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