Rebecca Otto Fundraiser (with Garrison Keillor!) – July 22

There is a fundraiser for State Auditor Rebecca Otto next Tuesday, July 22, at the home of Charles and Theresa Stander. Rebecca Otto has been an excellent auditor for Minnesota, but has drawn tough challengers in both the primary and general election. We hope you can make it out to support her! Further details, including a full list of event sponsors, is available on the event’s website.

Full details:
When: July 22, 6-8pm
Where: Home of Charles and Theresa Stander
574 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

January Fundraiser – 1/15

Happy New Year! 2014 is a packed year, with caucuses in February, our district convention in March, and elections in November. To kick things off, we have a fundraiser on January 15 at Mancini’s.

Senator Dick Cohen and Representatives Michael Paymar and Erin Murphy are going to attend, and we expect candidates for the 64B house seat and Secretary of State races to show as well. We hope you can join us too!

Here are the details:

January 15, 2014
Mancini’s Char House
531 7th St W
St. Paul, MN 55102

Fundraiser for SD64 DFL – 10/8

There’s an fundraiser for the SD64 DFL (which is to say, us) on Tuesday, October 8. The fundraiser is being hosted by Cristine Almeida, and it will be another opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow DFLers, while supporting the local party at the same time. Even though elections aren’t until next year, the work and fundraising we do now will go a long way towards making sure we have a good year in 2014.

Here are the details:

October 8, 2013
2174 Upper Saint Dennis Road
St. Paul, MN 55116

If you have any questions, please contact Adam Chelseth at We hope you’ll join us!

P.S. This fundraiser is a great opportunity to make a $50 donation that is fully refundable, if you haven’t done that yet.

Support the DFL – for free!

What would you say if I told you that you could support the DFL from the comfort of your home for free? Sounds like a deal that’s too good to be true, right?

Wrong! Thanks to the Political Contribution Refund, you can donate to a wide range of DFL organizations and candidates, and the State of Minnesota will refund your contribution back to you. It’s a very innovative form of public financing; in the end, you don’t spend a dime.

It’s pretty simple: you make a donation to a qualifying political entity (more on this in a moment), you receive a receipt from your contribution, then fill out a simple form and send it, with the receipt, to the Department of Revenue. Within 8 to 12 weeks, the Department of Revenue will send you a refund in the amount of your contribution, up to $50 (or $100 for a married couple filing jointly). Anyone eligible to vote in Minnesota is eligible for the refund.

At this point, you probably want to scream “sign me up!” but have a voice in the back of your head asking “where should I make my $50 qualifying donation.” Good news! Your donation to support the SD64 DFL qualifies for the PCR program. Just head on over to the Donations page, make a donation, and we’ll get you a receipt and a refund form.

If you have any questions, the Department of Revenue has more information, as does the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. The PCR is your money, and citizens like you get to decide who will get it. It means a lot to us to have your support. Thank you.

SD64 DFL June Fundraiser

Join us at the home of Bill Struskinski & Kirsten Libby (11 Crocus Hill, St. Paul) for our June SD64 DFL Fundraiser.  The fundraiser is on June 18 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Watch your mailboxes with a postcard on more information.  If you have any questions you can contact Adam at or our main email,  See you then!